Childhood in America
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Childhood in America by Paula S. Fass
Book DescriptionFree Teacher's Guide available for Childhood in America! Childhood in America is a unique compendium of sources on American childhood that has many options for classroom adoptions and can be tailored to individual course needs. Because the subject of childhood is both relatively new on campuses and now widely recognized as vital to a range of specialties, the editors have prepared a Teacher's Guide to assist you in making selections appropriate for your courses. Collecting a vast array of selections from past and present- from colonial ministers to Drs. Benjamin Spock and T. Berry Brazelton, from the poems of Anne Bradstreet to the writings of today's young people- Childhood in America brings to light the central issues surrounding American children. Eleven sections on childbirth through adolescence explore a cornucopia of issues, and each section has been carefully selected and introduced by the editors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814726938
(5830mm x 3895mm x 49mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paula S. Fass
Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Paperback (September 2014)
After the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. This book includes essays, which foreground the role that youth played in exerting agency over their own lives and in contesting the policies that sought to protect and control them.
Children of a New World, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Paula S. Fass
Focuses on the impact of globalization on children's lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. This work examines children as both creators of culture and objects of cultural concern in America, evident in the strange contemporary fear of and fascination with child abduction, child murder, and parental kidnapping.
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Author Biography - Paula S. Fass
Paula S. Fass is the Margaret Byrne Professor History at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America, Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education, and The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s. She is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society and (with Mary Ann Mason) Childhood in America (available from NYU Press). Mary Ann Mason is Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley and author of The Custody Wars: Why Children Are Losing the Legal Battle and What We Can Do about It.
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