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Huck's raft : a history of American childhood

Author: Steven Mintz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
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Publisher description: Like Huck's raft, the experience of American childhood has been both adventurous and terrifying. For more than three centuries, adults have agonized over raising children while children have followed their own paths to development and expression. Now, Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child's and the adult's tumultuous early years  Read more...
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History
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Mintz, Steven, 1953-
Huck's raft.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004042220
(OCoLC)54543387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Mintz
OCLC Number: 654914022
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 445 pages) : illustrations
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 --
The unfinished century of the child.
Responsibility: Steven Mintz.

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