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The Resource Children in colonial America, edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven

Children in colonial America, edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven

Label
Children in colonial America
Title
Children in colonial America
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The Pilgrims and Puritans did not arrive on the shores of New England alone. Nor did African men and women, brought to the Americas as slaves. Though it would be hard to tell from the historical record, European colonists and African slaves had children, as did the indigenous families whom they encountered, and those children's life experiences enrich and complicate our understanding of colonial America. Through essays, primary documents, and contemporary illustrations, Children in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood in the American colonies between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries. The twelve original essays observe a diverse cross-section of children-from indigenous peoples of the east coast and Mexico to Dutch-born children of the Plymouth colony and African-born offspring of slaves in the Caribbean-and explore themes including parenting and childrearing practices, children's health and education, sibling relations, child abuse, mental health, gender, play, and rites of passage. Taken together, the essays and documents in Children in Colonial America shed light on the ways in which the process of colonization shaped childhood, and in turn how the experience of children affected life in colonial America
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.230973/0903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E162
LC item number
.C47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marten, James Alan
Series statement
Children and youth in America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children
  • America
  • America
  • Children
  • Enfants
  • Enfants
  • Enfants
  • Enfants
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Amérique
  • Amérique
  • Children
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • America
  • United States
  • Jugend
  • Kind
  • USA
  • Estados Unidos
  • Estados Unidos
  • Niños
  • Niños
  • Niños
  • Niños
Label
Children in colonial America, edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Race and colonization. 1. Indian children in early Mexico / Dorothy Tanck de Estrada -- 2. Colonizing childhood: religion, gender, and Indian children in southern New England, 1600-1720 / R. Todd Romero -- 3. Imperial ideas, colonial realities: enslaved children in Jamaica, 1775-1834 / Audra Abee Diptee -- Documents: "The younger sort reverence the elder": a pilgrim describes Indian childrearing ; "I have often been overcome while thinking on it": a slave boy's life -- Part II. Family and society. 4. Sibling relations in early American childhoods: a cross-cultural analysis / C. Dallett Hemphill -- 5. "I shall beat you, so that the Devil shall laugh at it": children, violence, and the courts in New Amsterdam / Mariah Adin -- 6. "Improved" and "very promising children": growing up rich in eighteenth-century South Carolina / Darcy Fryer -- Documents: "A dutiful and affectionate daughter": Eliza Lucas of South Carolina ; "A most agreeable family": Philip Vickers Fithian meets the Carters -- Part III. Cares and tribulations. 7. "Decrepit in their early youth": English children in Holland and Plymouth Plantation / John J. Navin -- 8. Idiocy and the construction of competence in Colonial Massachusetts / Parnel Wickham -- 9. "My constant attension on my sick child": the fragility of family life in the world of Elizabeth Drinker / Helena M. Wall -- Documents: "I had eight birds hatcht in one nest": Anne Bradstreet writes about parenthood -- Part IV. Becoming Americans. 10. From German Catholic girls to colonial American women: girlhood in the French Gulf south and the British mid-Atlantic colonies / Lauren Ann Kattner -- 11. "Let both sexes be carefully instructed": educating youth in colonial Philadelphia / Keith Pacholl -- 12. From saucy boys to Sons of Liberty: politicizing youth in pre-Revolutionary Boston / John L. Bell -- Documents: "Though I was often beaten for my play": the autobiography of John Barnard ; "A bookish inclination": Benjamin Franklin grows up -- In search of the historical child: questions for consideration
Control code
ocm70219755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814757154
Lccn
2006019831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70219755
  • (OCoLC)70219755
Label
Children in colonial America, edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Race and colonization. 1. Indian children in early Mexico / Dorothy Tanck de Estrada -- 2. Colonizing childhood: religion, gender, and Indian children in southern New England, 1600-1720 / R. Todd Romero -- 3. Imperial ideas, colonial realities: enslaved children in Jamaica, 1775-1834 / Audra Abee Diptee -- Documents: "The younger sort reverence the elder": a pilgrim describes Indian childrearing ; "I have often been overcome while thinking on it": a slave boy's life -- Part II. Family and society. 4. Sibling relations in early American childhoods: a cross-cultural analysis / C. Dallett Hemphill -- 5. "I shall beat you, so that the Devil shall laugh at it": children, violence, and the courts in New Amsterdam / Mariah Adin -- 6. "Improved" and "very promising children": growing up rich in eighteenth-century South Carolina / Darcy Fryer -- Documents: "A dutiful and affectionate daughter": Eliza Lucas of South Carolina ; "A most agreeable family": Philip Vickers Fithian meets the Carters -- Part III. Cares and tribulations. 7. "Decrepit in their early youth": English children in Holland and Plymouth Plantation / John J. Navin -- 8. Idiocy and the construction of competence in Colonial Massachusetts / Parnel Wickham -- 9. "My constant attension on my sick child": the fragility of family life in the world of Elizabeth Drinker / Helena M. Wall -- Documents: "I had eight birds hatcht in one nest": Anne Bradstreet writes about parenthood -- Part IV. Becoming Americans. 10. From German Catholic girls to colonial American women: girlhood in the French Gulf south and the British mid-Atlantic colonies / Lauren Ann Kattner -- 11. "Let both sexes be carefully instructed": educating youth in colonial Philadelphia / Keith Pacholl -- 12. From saucy boys to Sons of Liberty: politicizing youth in pre-Revolutionary Boston / John L. Bell -- Documents: "Though I was often beaten for my play": the autobiography of John Barnard ; "A bookish inclination": Benjamin Franklin grows up -- In search of the historical child: questions for consideration
Control code
ocm70219755
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814757154
Lccn
2006019831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70219755
  • (OCoLC)70219755

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