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American babies : their life and times in the 20th century

Author: Elizabeth Ann Reedy
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Series: Growing up (Westport, Conn.)
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This volume meant for general readers charts changes in the lives of American babies in the twentieth century and how social reforms, changes to the economy, and medicine have improved the life of infants. The author begins with a description of how infants of different classes experienced life in 1901, followed by a discussion of the advice literature on babies, and racism, population and immigration, prematurity,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reedy, Elizabeth Ann.
American babies.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(OCoLC)654705276
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ann Reedy
ISBN: 9780275990886 0275990885
OCLC Number: 156902250
Description: xviii, 194 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. American babies in 1901 --
2. The general public and babies : attitudes, advice, and altruism --
3. Health, illness, and the American baby --
4. From weaklings to fighters --
5. The economics of infancy --
6. Racism and the American baby --
7. Population and immigration --
8. Infertility and the quest for American babies --
9. Beginning the world again, American babies at the start of a new century --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Growing up (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Reedy.
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Babies born in 1900 were often the sons and daughters of either extremely wealthy or extremely poor parents. No longer a financial necessity in an agrarian society, babies became a symbol of middle  Read more...

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