Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950 / Edition 1

Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950 / Edition 1

by Elliott West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700605118

ISBN-13: 9780700605118

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Thirteen essays treat children from the pre-Civil War generation to 1950 as active, influential participants in society. The essays are organized into four topics: cultural and regional variation, toys and play, family life, and the ways evolving memories of childhood shape how adults think of themselves.  See more details below

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Thirteen essays treat children from the pre-Civil War generation to 1950 as active, influential participants in society. The essays are organized into four topics: cultural and regional variation, toys and play, family life, and the ways evolving memories of childhood shape how adults think of themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700605118
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One: Allee Allee Oxen Free

Cultural and Regional Variations

1. Children and Commercial Culture

Moving Pictures in the Early Twentieth Century, David Nasaw

2. Children on the Plains Frontier, Elliott West

3. Immigrant Children at School, 1880-1940 A Child's Eye View, Selma Berrol

4. "Star Struck"

Acculturation, Adolescence, and Mexican American Women, 1920-1950, Vicki L. Ruiz

Part Two: Eenie Meanie, Minie Moe

Children, Play, and Society

5. Made, Bought, and Stolen

Toys and the Culture of Childhood, Bernard Mergen

6. Sugar and Spite

The Politics of Doll Play in Nineteenth-Century America, Miriam Formanek-Brunell

7. The Youngest Fourth Estate

The Novelty Toy Printing Press and Adolescence, 1870-1886, Paula Petrik

8. The Homefront Children's Popular Culture

Radio, Movies, Comics—Adventure, Patriotism, and Sex-Typing, William M. Tuttle, Jr.

Part Three: Seen but Not Heard

Children in American Photographs

Part Four: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe/Three, Four, Shut the Door

Children and the Family

9. Children as Chattel, Lester Alston

10. Golden Girls

Female Socialization amon the Middle Class of Los Angeles, 1880-1910, Victoria Bissell Brown

11. "Ties That Bind and Bonds That Break"

Children's Attitudes toward Fathers, 1900-1930, Robert Griswold

12. "The Only Thing I Wanted Was Freedom"

Wayward Girls in New York, 1900-1930, Ruth M. Alexander

Part Five: Looking Backward

Remembering Childhood

13. Bitter Nostalgia

Recollections of Childhood on the Midwestern Frontier, Liahna Babener

Notes

The Contributors

Index

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