American Childhoods

"Synthesizing an enormous amount of secondary source material, this book is a stunning achievement. . . . This book would make an ideal classroom text and should be read by anyone interested in the history of childhood."—Choice

American Childhoods

Joseph E. Illick

2002 | 232 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $24.95
American History | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. EARLY AMERICA
Chapter 1. American Indian Childhood
Chapter 2. European American Childhood
Chapter 3. African American Childhood

PART II. INDUSTRIAL AMERICA
Chapter 4. Urban Middle-Class Childhood
Chapter 5. Urban Working-Class Childhood

PART III. MODERN AMERICA
Chapter 6. Suburban Childhood
Chapter 7. Inner-City and Rural Childhoods

Epilogue

A Note on Sources
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments