American Childhood 1775 to 1865 / Edition 1

American Childhood 1775 to 1865 / Edition 1

by Jacqueline S. Reinier
     
 

From Virtue to Character: American Childhood, 1775-1850 explores the experience of childhood in America from the Revolution to the Civil War. Beginning with the child-rearing concepts of John Locke and those who popularized and elaborated on his views, author Jacqueline S. Reinier traces how the enlightened hope of the malleability of the child was folded into the… See more details below

Overview

From Virtue to Character: American Childhood, 1775-1850 explores the experience of childhood in America from the Revolution to the Civil War. Beginning with the child-rearing concepts of John Locke and those who popularized and elaborated on his views, author Jacqueline S. Reinier traces how the enlightened hope of the malleability of the child was folded into the ideology of the early American republic. As cultural leaders sought to mold children into virtuous citizens and citizen's wives, they drew on European enlightened thought, which they blended with the American religious experience and Protestant belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805741025
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Twayne's History of American Childhood Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1Enlightened Child-Rearing: The Anti-patriarchal Family and the Malleable Child1
2Rearing the Republican Child: American Childhood and Revolutionary Republicanism20
3Physical Management of Children: Child Health and Mortality, the Evolving Maternal Role, and the "American Revolution" in Medicine46
4The Spiritual World of the Child: From Virtue to Character72
5Forming Character: Schooling102
6Re-forming Character: Work125
7Black and White Children in the South151
Epilogue180
Chronology185
Notes and References188
Bibliographical Essay232
Index245

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