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Beyond sixty-five : the dilemma of old age in America's past

Author: Carole Haber
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book investigates the changing roles and perceptions of old age in nineteenth-century America.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Haber
ISBN: 0521315077 9780521315074
OCLC Number: 12608256
Description: ix, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Classifying Society's Superannuated; 2. Aging in Colonial America; 3. Social Realities and Perceptions of Old Age in the Nineteenth Century; 4. Medical Models of Growing Old; 5. Treating the Postclimacteric Stage; 6. Institutionalizing the Elderly; 7. The Pension Barrier; 8. Old Age in a Bureaucratic Society.
Other Titles: Beyond 65
Responsibility: Carole Haber.

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