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Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0618214755
ISBN-13: 9780618214754
Edition: 2005
Authors: Anya Jabour
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Description: A new entry in the Major Problems in American History series, this text for courses in family history or history of childhood balances its discussion of marriage and gender relations with coverage on children and childhood. Offering a thorough  More...

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Book details

List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

A new entry in the Major Problems in American History series, this text for courses in family history or history of childhood balances its discussion of marriage and gender relations with coverage on children and childhood. Offering a thorough treatment of race, ethnicity, and class from colonial times to the present, this edition grants sustained attention to Native Americans and Latinos. Relating history to larger political events, the text narrative balances coverage of public policy toward families with coverage of the experiences of family life. This new text offers a chapter on recent immigrants, focusing on Puerto Rican and Vietnamese Immigrants.

Studying Families and Children in Historical Perspective
Essays
Digging Up Family History:Myths, Realities, and Works-in-Progress
Mythology and History in the Study of the American Family
Reflections on the History of Children and Childhood in the Postmodern Era
Marriage, Family, and Kinship in Early America
Documents
Three Europeans Comment on Native American Marriage, Gender, and Kinship, 1600s1700s:
John Smith Describes the "Naturall Inhabitants of Virginia," 1608;
Roger Williams Discusses Marriage and Divorce Among New England Indians, 1643; Robert Beverley Defends the Morality of Virginia's Native Americans, 1705 James Mooney Records Traditional Cherokee Myths, 1900
Plymouth Colony Requires All Persons to Live in Families, 1669
Puritan Minister Cotton Mather Describes "a Family Well-Ordered," 1699
Slaves Escape in Search of Family Members, 1750s1760s
Essays
Matrilineal Kinship Among the Cherokee Indians in the American Southeast
Patriarchy and Marriage in Colonial New England
Slavery and Family Life Among African Americans in Eighteenth-Century Maryland
Children and Childrearing in a Developing Democracy
Documents
Colonial Legislatures Permit Harsh Punishment for Disobedient Children, 1642, 1646, 1654
A Colonial Mother Describes the Custom of Breeching, 1679
English Philosopher John Locke Recommends a Rational Approach to Childrearing, 1693 Laura Wirt's Parents
Offer Instruction and Advice, 1810
The Reverend Francis Wayland Describes Discipline, 1831 John J. C. Abbott
Gives Advice to Mothers, 1834 Lucy Larcom
Remembers the Pangs of Conscience, 1889
Essays
Philip Greven,Breaking Wills in Colonial America
Anne Scott MacLeod,Developing Character in Antebellum America
Marriage and Family in Victorian America
Documents
Eliza Southgate Expresses Her Opinion of Love Matches, 1800
Emma Willard Gives Marital Advice, 1815
Caroline Gilman Recommends Wifely Submission, 1838
Martha Hunter Hitchcock Complains of Loneliness and Illness, 18401846
Lizzie Neblett Describes Marriage and Motherhood in Texas, 1860
Essays
Men, Women, and Marriage in the Nineteenth-Century North
Marriage and Family in the Nineteenth-Century South
Families in Bondage
Documents
Slave Husbands and Wives Correspond, 1840s1850s
Frederick Douglass Describes Separation and Sexual Abuse, 1845
Harriet Jacobs Remembers Growing Up a Slave, 1861
Fanny Kemble Reports on Slave Women's Health, 1863
Former Slaves Recall Family Life, 1930s
Essays
Marriage in Slavery
Motherhood in Slavery
Fathers and Children in the Civil War Era
Documents
A Confederate Father Writes to His Daughter, 18611864
A Popular Poem Mourns a Soldier-Father's Death, 1865
Children Play at War, 1863
A Southern Girl Records Her Brothers' Eagerness to Fight, 18611862
A Union Veteran Remembers Military Drills and Farewells, 1909
Essays
Fatherhood in the Confederacy
Coming of Age in the Union Army
Families on the Frontier
Documents
Harriet Taylor Upton Recalls Pioneer Life, ca. 1870
Margaret Bell Describes Children's Work on the Montana Frontier, ca. 1910
Esperanza Montoya Padilla Details Her Mother's Home and Community Work in the 1920s
Socorro Fealix Delgado Describes Family and Religion in Arizona, ca. 193

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