Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett's Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present PDF

By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the United States this present day, 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 while have come to outline the rights and tasks of usa citizens.  


Since the founding of the country, american citizens have trusted chronological age to figure out concerns as different as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a motor vehicle, or qualify for a pension. individuals to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to precise a while and even if prior american citizens believed a similar issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The potential wherein american citizens imposed chronological barriers upon the variable means of becoming up and aging deals a paradigmatic instance of the way humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age continually intersects with different socially built different types akin to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on a number of particular subcultures—from frontier little ones and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a strong case that age has consistently been a key index of citizenship.

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