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The Resource The Struggle for Equal Adulthood : Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

The Struggle for Equal Adulthood : Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

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The Struggle for Equal Adulthood : Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America
Title
The Struggle for Equal Adulthood
Title remainder
Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women and men of color as a method used to keep them out of power. Corinne T. Field argues that attaining adulthood--and the associated political rights, economic opportunities, and sexual power that come with it--became a common goal for both white and African American feminists between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The idea that black men and all women were more like children than adult white men proved difficult to overcome, however, and continued to serve as a foundation for racial and sexual inequality for generations. In detailing the connections between the struggle for equality and concepts of adulthood, Field provides an essential historical context for understanding the dilemmas black and white women still face in America today, from "glass ceilings" and debates over welfare dependency to a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. Drawn from a fascinating past, this book tells the history of how maturity, gender, and race collided, and how those affected came together to fight against injustice
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Field, Corinne T
Dewey number
323.0973/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1759 .F43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adulthood
  • Citizenship
  • Equality before the law
  • United States
Label
The Struggle for Equal Adulthood : Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; The Struggle for Equal Adulthood; Copyright Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PROLOGUE: LIBERTY AND MATURITY IN ENLIGHTENMENT THOUGHT; CHAPTER ONE: ADULT INDEPENDENCE AND THE LIMITS OF REVOLUTION; CHAPTER TWO: DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AS A STAGE OF LIFE; CHAPTER THREE: CHRONOLOGICAL AGE AND EQUAL RIGHTS; CHAPTER FOUR: THE VOYAGE OF LIFE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; CHAPTER FIVE: COMPETING MEASURES OF MATURE CITIZENSHIP; CHAPTER SIX: PERPETUAL MINORITY AND THE FAILURE OF RECONSTRUCTION; EPILOGUE; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocn883571074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (475 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883571074
Label
The Struggle for Equal Adulthood : Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; The Struggle for Equal Adulthood; Copyright Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PROLOGUE: LIBERTY AND MATURITY IN ENLIGHTENMENT THOUGHT; CHAPTER ONE: ADULT INDEPENDENCE AND THE LIMITS OF REVOLUTION; CHAPTER TWO: DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AS A STAGE OF LIFE; CHAPTER THREE: CHRONOLOGICAL AGE AND EQUAL RIGHTS; CHAPTER FOUR: THE VOYAGE OF LIFE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY; CHAPTER FIVE: COMPETING MEASURES OF MATURE CITIZENSHIP; CHAPTER SIX: PERPETUAL MINORITY AND THE FAILURE OF RECONSTRUCTION; EPILOGUE; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocn883571074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (475 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883571074

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