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The Resource Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz, (electronic book)

Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz, (electronic book)

Label
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood
Title
Huck's raft
Title remainder
a history of American childhood
Statement of responsibility
Steven Mintz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Like Huck's raft, the experience of American childhood has been both adventurous and terrifying. For more than three centuries, adults have agonized over raising children while children have followed their own paths to development and expression. Now, Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child's and the adult's tumultuous early years of life. Underscoring diversity through time and across regions, Mintz traces the transformation of children from the sinful creatures perceived by Puritans to the productive workers of nineteenth-century farms and factories, from the cosseted cherubs of the Victorian era to the confident consumers of our own. He explores their role in revolutionary upheaval, westward expansion, industrial growth, wartime mobilization, and the modern welfare state. Revealing the harsh realities of children's lives through history--the rigors of physical labor, the fear of chronic ailments, the heartbreak of premature death--he also acknowledges the freedom children once possessed to discover their world as well as themselves. Whether at work or play, at home or school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, Mintz revisits an alternative to the goal-driven realities of contemporary childhood. An odyssey of psychological self-discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom--like the daring adventure on Huck's raft
Cataloging source
MiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mintz, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ792.U5
LC item number
M57 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Child rearing
  • Children
  • United States
Label
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 445 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
ACLS e-books permit unlimited multi-user access
Isbn
9780674015081
Lccn
2004042220
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 445 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
ACLS e-books permit unlimited multi-user access
Isbn
9780674015081
Lccn
2004042220
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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