Childhood in America

Childhood in America

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a history of childhood in the United States from the point of view of children, and includes such firsthand accounts as diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper articles.

Book News
Another volume in the series of quotations and essays on particular aspects of US history. Chronological chapters ranging from 1790 to 2001 explore such themes as the youth of a new nation, schooling the children, the Civil War, an age of contrasts, the era of the adolescent, children on the American home front during World War II, the baby-boom generation, and an America inhospitable to children during the last three decades of the 20th century. Texts of several documents and profiles of major figures are appended. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2002
ISBN: 9780816044382
Characteristics: xxiv, 408 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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