Description - Childhood in America by Paula S. Fass
The family lies at the centre of public debates over work, parenthood, welfare and values - debates that cut across lines of race, politics and class. Aiming to illuminate the central issues surrounding American children, from birth to adolescence, this anthology explores how children have been defined and continuously redefined throughout history. It ranges from 17th-century ministers to Drs Benjamin Spock and Barry Brazelton, and from the poems of Anne Bradstreet to the writings of young people today. The 12 sections encompass issues such as health, learning, gender, child rearing, ethnicity, work, sexuality and children's rights.
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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.