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Growing old in America

Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
Series: Chester Bland--Dwight E. Lee lectures in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 0195023668 9780195023664
OCLC Number: 3327284
Description: viii, 292 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Gerontocratia: the exaltation of age in early America, 1607-1820 --
Transition: the revolution in age relations, 1770-1820 00 Gerontophobia: the cult of youth in modern America, 1770-1970 --
Transition: old age becomes a social problem, 1909-1970 --
Gerontophratria: a thought for the future, 1909-
Series Title: Chester Bland--Dwight E. Lee lectures in history.
Responsibility: by David Hackett Fischer.

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