The Resource Age in America : the colonial era to the present, edited by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett

Age in America : the colonial era to the present, edited by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett

Label
Age in America : the colonial era to the present
Title
Age in America
Title remainder
the colonial era to the present
Statement of responsibility
edited by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In America today, we recognize these numbers as key transitions in our lives--precise moments when our rights and opportunities change--when we become eligible to cast a vote, buy a drink, or enroll in Medicare. This volume brings together scholars of childhood, adulthood, and old age to explore how and why particular ages have come to define the rights and obligations of American citizens. Since the founding of the nation, Americans have relied on chronological age to determine matters as diverse as who can marry, work, be enslaved, drive a car, or qualify for a pension. Contributors to this volume explore what meanings people in the past ascribed to specific ages and whether or not earlier Americans believed the same things about particular ages as we do. The means by which Americans imposed chronological boundaries upon the variable process of growing up and growing old offers a paradigmatic example of how people construct cultural meaning and social hierarchy from embodied experience. Further, chronological age always intersects with other socially constructed categories such as gender, race, and sexuality. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, taking up a variety of distinct subcultures--from frontier children and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas--Age in America makes a powerful case that age has always been a key index of citizenship"--From publisher's website
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
A34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Field, Corinne T.
  • Syrett, Nicholas L.
  • Ebooks Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Age
  • Age
  • Age groups
  • Social classes
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Coming of age
  • Aging
  • Citizenship
  • United States
  • Political culture
Label
Age in America : the colonial era to the present, edited by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett -- Part I. Age in early America -- "Keep me with you, so that I might not be damned" : age and captivity in colonial borderlands warfare / Ann M. Little -- "Beyond the time of white children" : African American emancipation, age, and ascribed neoteny in early national Pennsylvania / Sharon Braslaw Sundue -- Part II. Age in the long nineteenth century -- "If you have the right to vote at 21 years, then I have" : age and equal citizenship in the nineteenth-century United States / Corinne T. Field -- A birthday like none other : turning twenty-one in the age of popular politics / Jon Grinspan -- Statutory marriage ages and the gendered construction of adulthood in the nineteenth century / Nicholas L. Syrett -- From family Bibles to birth certificates : young people, proof of age, and American political cultures, 1820-1915 / Shane Landrum -- "Rendered more useful" : child labor and age consciousness in the long nineteenth century / James D. Schmidt -- "A day too late" : age, immigration quotas, and racial exclusion / Yuki Oda -- Part III. Age in modern America -- Age and retirement : major issues in the American experience / William Graebner -- "The proper age for suffrage" : vote 18 and the politics of age from World War II to the Age of Aquarius / Rebecca de Schweinitz -- "Old enough to live" : age, alcohol, and adulthood in the United States, 1970-1984 / Timothy Cole -- Age and identity : reaching thirteen in the lives of American Jews / Stuart Schoenfeld -- A Chicana third space feminist reading of Chicano life cycle markers / Norma E. Cantú -- Delineating old age : from functional status to bureaucratic criteria / W. Andrew Achenbaum
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479840595
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99964425418
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12452747
Label
Age in America : the colonial era to the present, edited by Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett -- Part I. Age in early America -- "Keep me with you, so that I might not be damned" : age and captivity in colonial borderlands warfare / Ann M. Little -- "Beyond the time of white children" : African American emancipation, age, and ascribed neoteny in early national Pennsylvania / Sharon Braslaw Sundue -- Part II. Age in the long nineteenth century -- "If you have the right to vote at 21 years, then I have" : age and equal citizenship in the nineteenth-century United States / Corinne T. Field -- A birthday like none other : turning twenty-one in the age of popular politics / Jon Grinspan -- Statutory marriage ages and the gendered construction of adulthood in the nineteenth century / Nicholas L. Syrett -- From family Bibles to birth certificates : young people, proof of age, and American political cultures, 1820-1915 / Shane Landrum -- "Rendered more useful" : child labor and age consciousness in the long nineteenth century / James D. Schmidt -- "A day too late" : age, immigration quotas, and racial exclusion / Yuki Oda -- Part III. Age in modern America -- Age and retirement : major issues in the American experience / William Graebner -- "The proper age for suffrage" : vote 18 and the politics of age from World War II to the Age of Aquarius / Rebecca de Schweinitz -- "Old enough to live" : age, alcohol, and adulthood in the United States, 1970-1984 / Timothy Cole -- Age and identity : reaching thirteen in the lives of American Jews / Stuart Schoenfeld -- A Chicana third space feminist reading of Chicano life cycle markers / Norma E. Cantú -- Delineating old age : from functional status to bureaucratic criteria / W. Andrew Achenbaum
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479840595
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99964425418
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12452747

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