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New PDF release: Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

ISBN-10: 1479831913

ISBN-13: 9781479831913

ISBN-10: 1479870013

ISBN-13: 9781479870011

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the USA at the present time, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments whilst our rights and possibilities change—when we develop into eligible to solid a vote, purchase a drink, or sign up for Medicare. This quantity brings jointly students of formative years, maturity, and previous age to discover how and why specific a long time have come to outline the rights and tasks of americans.  

 

Since the founding of the state, american citizens have depended on chronological age to figure out issues as varied as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a automobile, or qualify for a pension. participants to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to express a long time and even if prior americans believed a similar issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The skill wherein americans imposed chronological barriers upon the variable technique of starting to be up and aging bargains a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age continually intersects with different socially built different types resembling gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on a number of specified subcultures—from frontier youngsters and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a strong case that age has continuously been a key index of citizenship.

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