The Resource The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child, Paula S. Fass

The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child, Paula S. Fass

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The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child
Title
The end of American childhood
Title remainder
a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child
Statement of responsibility
Paula S. Fass
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Language
eng
Summary
"The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children's lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant--who as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father's fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children's road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children's competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation's future"--
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Fass, Paula S
Dewey number
306.850973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ535
LC item number
.F37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Families
  • Parenting
  • Children
  • Children
  • Families
  • Parenting
  • United States
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The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child, Paula S. Fass
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Young in America -- Childhood and parenting in the new republic: Sowing the seeds of independence, 1800-1860 -- Children adrift: Responding to crisis, 1850-1890 -- What mother needs to know: The new science of childhood, 1890-1940 -- A wider world: Adolescence, immigration, and schooling, 1920-1960 -- All our children: Race, rebellion, and social change, 1950-1990 -- What's the matter with kids today? -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 334 pages
Isbn
9780691162577
Lccn
2015031606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921240006
  • 1098344
  • (OCoLC)ocn921240006
  • 1098344
Label
The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child, Paula S. Fass
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Young in America -- Childhood and parenting in the new republic: Sowing the seeds of independence, 1800-1860 -- Children adrift: Responding to crisis, 1850-1890 -- What mother needs to know: The new science of childhood, 1890-1940 -- A wider world: Adolescence, immigration, and schooling, 1920-1960 -- All our children: Race, rebellion, and social change, 1950-1990 -- What's the matter with kids today? -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 334 pages
Isbn
9780691162577
Lccn
2015031606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921240006
  • 1098344
  • (OCoLC)ocn921240006
  • 1098344

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