Dependent States The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

ISBN-10: 0226734595
ISBN-13: 9780226734590
Edition: 2005
List price: $48.00
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

It is all too easy to dismiss children as historical actors; however, 'Dependent States' offers a new perspective on 19th century US history, with an analysis of the role of the child as the focus of social reform and acknowledges the part they played in the development of national culture.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Child's Part in the Making of American Culture
Childhood Fictions: Imagining Literacy and Literature
The Writing of Childhood
Childhood Reading from Primers to Novels
The Lessons of Children's Diaries
Childhood and Authority in Our Nig
Hawthorne and the Mind of a Child
The Child and the Making of Home: Questions of Love, Power, and the Market
Temperance in the Bed of a Child
Love and the Law
Readers and Drinkers
Restraint and Indulgence
Submissive Daughters, Absent Women, and Effeminate Men
The Death of a Child and the Replication of an Image
Keeping Loss in Drawers Full of Graves
Emerson's Vain Clutching
The Sentimental Surplus of Smitten Households
Rearing a Nation: Childhood and the Construction of Social Identity
Playing at Class
Newsboy Narratives
"We Must Have a Little Fun"
Raising Empires Like Children
Domestic Empires: Questioning the Boundaries of the Home
Domestic Empires: Questioning the Boundaries of the Nation
Coloring American Faith
Little Angels and Little Heathens
Domestic Savagery
The Missionary at Home
Coda: Of Children and Flags
Bibliography
Index

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