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Children and Youth in a New Nation

James Marten


In the early years of the Republic, as Americans tried to determine what it meant to be an American, they also wondered what it meant to be an American child. A defensive, even fearful, approach to childhood gave way to a more optimistic campaign to integrate young Americans into the Republican experiment. This book unearths the experiences of and attitudes about children and youth during the decades following the American Revolution. Beginning with the Revolution itself, the book explores a broad range of topics, from the ways in which American children and youth participated in and learned f ... More

Keywords: American children, young Americans, American Revolution, education systems, public health, child welfare, child development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814757420
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Marten, editor

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