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ISBN:0802784275
Author: Richard Wormser
ISBN13: 978-0802784278
Title: American Childhoods: Three Centuries of Youth at Risk
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Language: English
Category: Geography and Cultures
Publisher: Walker & Co (September 1, 1996)

American Childhoods: Three Centuries of Youth at Risk by Richard Wormser



Richard Wormser (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0788191442. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

This study of childhood through the centuries provides a new perspective on the age-old challenge of growing up and thriving in a diverse and complex society. The book consists of a brief introduction followed by eight chapters. Chapter 1, "Crime and Punishment," details crime and punishment of children from the eighteenth century to the present. Chapter 2, "Dying Young," discusses the shocking rate of child mortality in earlier centuries and the reasons for it, and compares that to the current situation. Chapter 3, "Warrior Children," discusses. Chapter 8, "The Rise and Decline of the Family," provides a historical view of the changing American family. Contains 50 references and an index.

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can undermine the whole society if left uncorrected. In this comparison of past and present, readers are left with a ball of complexities that they will be unable to unravel beyond a sad thread of statistics and hardship. The idyllic title is immediately offset by the subtitle- -& Centuries of Youth at Risk''-of this book, in which Wormser (Juveniles In Trouble, 1994, et. asks, & children happier growing up in the past?''

American Childhoods: Three Centuries of Youth at Risk. ISBN 13: 9780788191442. Publication Date: 2/1/1996. Help your friends save money!

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three centuries Americans have believed that the younger generation is less respectful and knowledgeable, and more alienated, sexually promiscuous, and violent, than previously. Today adults fear that children are growing up too fast and losing their sense of innocent wonder too early. Prematurely exposed to the pressures, stresses, and responsibilities of adult life, the young mimic adult sophistication, dress inappropriately, and experiment with alcohol, drugs, sex, and tobacco before they are emotionally and psychologically ready  . There has never been a time when the overwhelming majority of American children were well cared for and their experiences idyllic. Nor has childhood ever been an age of innocence, at least not for most children.

In this short, ambitious book, Joseph E. Illick tackles a broad topic: how children of both genders and various economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds have grown to maturity between the seventeenth-century and the present in the United States. Perhaps the greatest strength of this book is that Illick, both in the title and the organization of the book, makes clear that there have been many ways of growing up in American history, or there have been various childhoods. The book is organized both topically and chronologically.

An intriguing study of childhood through the centuries provides a historical perspective on the challenges of growing up in a complex, diverse society, explaining how earlier generations of American children have had to overcome such problems as disease, child labor practices, slavery, and more.