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Children in colonial America

Author: James Alan Marten
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2007.
Series: Children and youth in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Marten
ISBN: 9780814757161 0814757162
OCLC Number: 1008261655
Contents: Part I. Race and colonization --
1. Indian children in early Mexico / Dorothy Tanck de Estrada --
2. Colonizing childhood: religion, gender, and Indian children in southern New England, 1600-1720 / R. Todd Romero --
3. Imperial ideas, colonial realities: enslaved children in Jamaica, 1775-1834 / Audra Abee Diptee --
Documents: "The younger sort reverence the elder": a pilgrim describes Indian childrearing ; "I have often been overcome while thinking on it": a slave boy's life --
Part II. Family and society --
4. Sibling relations in early American childhoods: a cross-cultural analysis / C. Dallett Hemphill --
5. "I shall beat you, so that the Devil shall laugh at it": children, violence, and the courts in New Amsterdam / Mariah Adin --
6. "Improved" and "very promising children": growing up rich in eighteenth-century South Carolina / Darcy Fryer --
Documents: "A dutiful and affectionate daughter": Eliza Lucas of South Carolina ; "A most agreeable family": Philip Vickers Fithian meets the Carters --
Part III. Cares and tribulations --
7. "Decrepit in their early youth": English children in Holland and Plymouth Plantation / John J. Navin --
8. Idiocy and the construction of competence in Colonial Massachusetts / Parnel Wickham --
9. "My constant attension on my sick child": the fragility of family life in the world of Elizabeth Drinker / Helena M. Wall --
Documents: "I had eight birds hatcht in one nest": Anne Bradstreet writes about parenthood --
Part IV. Becoming Americans --
10. From German Catholic girls to colonial American women: girlhood in the French Gulf south and the British mid-Atlantic colonies / Lauren Ann Kattner --
11. "Let both sexes be carefully instructed": educating youth in colonial Philadelphia / Keith Pacholl --
12. From saucy boys to Sons of Liberty: politicizing youth in pre-Revolutionary Boston / John L. Bell --
Documents: "Though I was often beaten for my play": the autobiography of John Barnard ; "A bookish inclination": Benjamin Franklin grows up --
In search of the historical child: questions for consideration.
Series Title: Children and youth in America.
Responsibility: edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven.


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