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The Resource Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz

Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz

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
"Whether at work or at play, at home of 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mintz, Steven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childhood
  • Child rearing
  • Children
  • United States
Label
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-436) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Children of the covenant.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Red, white and black in colonial America.
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Sons and daughters of liberty.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Inventing the middle-class child.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Growing up in bondage.
  • p. 94
  • 6.
  • Childhood battles of the Civil War.
  • p. 118
  • 7.
  • Laboring children.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Save the child.
  • p. 154
  • 9.
  • Children under the magnifying glass.
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • New to the promised land.
  • p. 200
  • 11.
  • Revolt of modern youth.
  • p. 213
  • 12.
  • Coming of age in the Great depression.
  • p. 233
  • 13.
  • Mobilizing children for World War II.
  • p. 254
  • 14.
  • In pursuit of the perfect childhood.
  • p. 275
  • 15.
  • Youthquake.
  • p. 310
  • 16.
  • Parental panics and the reshaping of childhood.
  • p. 335
  • 17.
  • unfinished century of the child.
  • p. 372
Control code
ocm54543387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 445 p.
Isbn
9780674015081
Lccn
2004042220
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood, Steven Mintz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-436) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Children of the covenant.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Red, white and black in colonial America.
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Sons and daughters of liberty.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Inventing the middle-class child.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Growing up in bondage.
  • p. 94
  • 6.
  • Childhood battles of the Civil War.
  • p. 118
  • 7.
  • Laboring children.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Save the child.
  • p. 154
  • 9.
  • Children under the magnifying glass.
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • New to the promised land.
  • p. 200
  • 11.
  • Revolt of modern youth.
  • p. 213
  • 12.
  • Coming of age in the Great depression.
  • p. 233
  • 13.
  • Mobilizing children for World War II.
  • p. 254
  • 14.
  • In pursuit of the perfect childhood.
  • p. 275
  • 15.
  • Youthquake.
  • p. 310
  • 16.
  • Parental panics and the reshaping of childhood.
  • p. 335
  • 17.
  • unfinished century of the child.
  • p. 372
Control code
ocm54543387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 445 p.
Isbn
9780674015081
Lccn
2004042220
Other physical details
ill.

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