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Huck's raft : a history of American childhood

Author: Steven Mintz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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Whether at work or at play, at home of school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, [the author] revisits  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Mintz
OCLC Number: 56906365
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2004.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Children of the covenant --
Red, white, and black in colonial America --
Sons and daughters of liberty --
Inventing the middle-class child --
Growing up in bondage --
Childhood battles of the Civil War --
Laboring children --
Save the child --
Children under the magnifying glass --
New to the promised land --
Revolt of modern youth --
Coming of age in the Great Depression --
Mobilizing children for World War II --
In pursuit of the perfect childhood --
Youthquake --
Parental panics and the reshaping of childhood --
Unfinished century of the child.
Responsibility: Steven Mintz.

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Whether at work or at play, at home of school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, [the author] revisits an alternative to the goal-driven realities of contemporary childhood. An odyssey of psychological self discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom - like the daring adventure on Huck's raft.-Dust jacket.

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