Small Worlds: Children & Adolescents in America, 1850-1950

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Pub. Date: 1992-05-01
Publisher(s): Univ Pr of Kansas
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These essays are about children and adolescents as influential actors in past societies.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Allee Allee Oxen Free: Cultural and Regional Variationsp. 9
Children and Commercial Culture: Moving Pictures in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 14
Children on the Plains Frontierp. 26
Immigrant Children at School, 1880-1940: A Child's Eye Viewp. 42
"Star Struck": Acculturation, Adolescence, and Mexican American Women, 1920-1950p. 61
Eenie Meanie, Minie Moe: Children, Play, and Societyp. 81
Made, Bought, and Stolen: Toys and the Culture of Childhoodp. 86
Sugar and Spite: The Politics of Doll Play in Nineteenth-Century Americap. 107
The Youngest Fourth Estate: The Novelty Toy Printing Press and Adolescence, 1870-1886p. 125
The Homefront Children's Popular Culture: Radio, Movies, Comics--Adventure, Patriotism, and Sex-Typingp. 143
Seen but Not Heard: Children in American Photographsp. 165
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Three, Four, Shut the Door: Children and the Familyp. 203
Children as Chattelp. 208
Golden Girls: Female Socialization among the Middle Class of Los Angeles, 1880-1910p. 232
"Ties That Bind and Bonds That Break": Children's Attitudes toward Fathers, 1900-1930p. 255
"The Only Thing I Wanted Was Freedom": Wayward Girls in New York, 1900-1930p. 275
Looking Backward: Remembering Childhoodp. 297
Bitter Nostalgia: Recollections of Childhood on the Midwestern Frontierp. 301
Notesp. 321
The Contributorsp. 383
Indexp. 385
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