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Childhood in America

Author: Catherine Reef
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2002.
Series: Eyewitness history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Another volume in the series of quotations and essays on particular aspects of US history. Chronological chapters ranging from 1790 to 2001 explore such themes as the youth of a new nation, schooling the children, the Civil War, an age of contrasts, the era of the adolescent, children on the American home front during World War II, the baby-boom generation, and an America inhostpitable to children during the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Reef
ISBN: 0816044384 9780816044382
OCLC Number: 47100997
Awards: The Society of School Librarians International 2002 Honor Book.
Description: xxiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Youth of a new nation : 1790-1850 --
Schooling the children : 1777-1867 --
Slave young, slave long : 1619-1861 --
National crisis : the Civil War : 1861-1865 --
Age of contrasts : 1860-1905 --
Growing up on the Western frontier : 1840-1918 --
Child saving : 1817-1922 --
Era of the adolescent : 1900-1928 --
Depression alters children's lives : 1929-1943 --
World War II : children on the American home front : 1939-1945 --
Baby-boom generation : 1946-1970 --
Hearts and minds : African-American children face challenges : 1865-1990 --
America inhospitable to children : 1971-2001.
Series Title: Eyewitness history.
Responsibility: Catherine Reef.

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A survey of the history of the United States from the point of view of its youngest citizens. It presents the facts of what it was like to grow up in America during vastly different times and  Read more...

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