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The modern age : turn-of-the-century American culture and the invention of adolescence

Author: Kent Baxter
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Modern Age examines the discourses that have come to characterize adolescence and argues that commonplace views of adolescents as impulsive, conflicted, and rebellious are constructions inspired by broader cultural anxieties that characterized American society in the early twentieth century."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baxter, Kent.
Modern age.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607917053
Online version:
Baxter, Kent.
Modern age.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609053821
Named Person: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Edward Stratemeyer; Horatio / 1832-1899 / Fictional works Alger; Edward / 1862-1930 / Fictional works Stratemeyer; Horatio Alger, Jr.; Edward Stratemeyer
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Baxter
ISBN: 9780817316266 0817316264 9780817380748 0817380744 9780817356989 0817356983
OCLC Number: 214063510
Description: x, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: New kids on the block : school reform, the juvenile court, and demographic change at the turn of the century --
G. Stanley Hall, Margaret Mead, and the invention of adolescence --
Every vigorous race : age and Indian reform movements --
Playing Indian : the rise and fall of the Woodcraft youth movements --
Teen reading at the turn of the century (part I) : Horatio Alger --
Teen reading at the turn of the century (part II) : Edward Stratemeyer.
Responsibility: Kent Baxter.
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