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Children and youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era / edited by James Marten.

Contributor(s): Marten, James Alan [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Children and youth in America: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xi, 297 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479804078; 147980407X.Subject(s): Children -- United States -- History | Youth -- United States -- History | Progressivism (United States politics) | HISTORY -- General | HISTORY -- United States -- General | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Child Development | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Children | Progressivism (United States politics) | YouthGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Children and youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.DDC classification: 305.230973 Other classification: HIS000000 | HIS036000 | FAM011000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Part I. Shaping the future: institutions and the law -- Playing progressively? Race, reform, and playful pedagogies in the origins of Philadelphia's Starr Garden Recreation Park, 1857-1904 / Deborah Valentine -- Model schools and field days: Colorado fuel and iron's construction of education and recreation for children, 1901-1918 -- Of families or individuals? Southern child workers and the progressive crusade for child labor regulation, 1899-1920 / Gwendoline Alphonso -- "I was so glad to be in school here": religious organizations and the school on Ellis Island in the early 1900s / Claire B. Gallagher -- The trajectory of benevolence: progressivism in the 'Little Colonel' books / Sarah E. Clere -- Part II. Managing change: children, youth, and families -- Willful disobedience: young people and school authority in the nineteenth-century United States / James D. Schmidt -- The contested meanings of child marriage in the turn-of-the-century United States / Nicholas L. Syrett -- Sex, abortion, and prostitution in the lives of Gilded Age Chicago girls / Mary Linehan -- Ohio departures: George as progressive youth in Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio' / John James and Tom Ue -- Fit body, fit mind: Scandinavian youth and the value of work, education, and physical fitness in Progressive-era Chicago / Erika K. Jackson -- Duty and destiny: A progressive reformer's coming of age in the Gilded Age / Anya Jabour.
Summary: "In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a "search for order," as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation's top priorities should be its children and youth, who, they believed, suffered more from the disorder plaguing the rapidly growing nation than any other group. Children and Youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era explores both nineteenth century conditions that led Progressives to their search for order and some of the solutions applied to children and youth in the context of that search. Edited by renowned scholar of children's history James Marten, the collection of eleven essays offers case studies relevant to educational reform, child labor laws, underage marriage, and recreation for children, among others. Including important primary documents produced by children themselves, the essays in this volume foreground the role that youth played in exerting agency over their own lives and in contesting the policies that sought to protect and control them"-- Provided by publisher.
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"In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a "search for order," as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation's top priorities should be its children and youth, who, they believed, suffered more from the disorder plaguing the rapidly growing nation than any other group. Children and Youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era explores both nineteenth century conditions that led Progressives to their search for order and some of the solutions applied to children and youth in the context of that search. Edited by renowned scholar of children's history James Marten, the collection of eleven essays offers case studies relevant to educational reform, child labor laws, underage marriage, and recreation for children, among others. Including important primary documents produced by children themselves, the essays in this volume foreground the role that youth played in exerting agency over their own lives and in contesting the policies that sought to protect and control them"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index.

Part I. Shaping the future: institutions and the law -- Playing progressively? Race, reform, and playful pedagogies in the origins of Philadelphia's Starr Garden Recreation Park, 1857-1904 / Deborah Valentine -- Model schools and field days: Colorado fuel and iron's construction of education and recreation for children, 1901-1918 -- Of families or individuals? Southern child workers and the progressive crusade for child labor regulation, 1899-1920 / Gwendoline Alphonso -- "I was so glad to be in school here": religious organizations and the school on Ellis Island in the early 1900s / Claire B. Gallagher -- The trajectory of benevolence: progressivism in the 'Little Colonel' books / Sarah E. Clere -- Part II. Managing change: children, youth, and families -- Willful disobedience: young people and school authority in the nineteenth-century United States / James D. Schmidt -- The contested meanings of child marriage in the turn-of-the-century United States / Nicholas L. Syrett -- Sex, abortion, and prostitution in the lives of Gilded Age Chicago girls / Mary Linehan -- Ohio departures: George as progressive youth in Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio' / John James and Tom Ue -- Fit body, fit mind: Scandinavian youth and the value of work, education, and physical fitness in Progressive-era Chicago / Erika K. Jackson -- Duty and destiny: A progressive reformer's coming of age in the Gilded Age / Anya Jabour.

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This interdisciplinary collection of 11 essays plus primary documents is mainly about the experiences of children and adolescents in the urban US. The two-part book ("Shaping the Future" and "Managing Change") has some excellent articles, and accompanying documents include a memoir of a Native American boarding school student, high school newspaper articles, and juvenile court documents. Claire B. Gallagher's essay on the kindergarten on Ellis Island operated by religious organizations for immigrant detainees' kids highlights Americanization efforts through play, music, and moralistic stories. Gwendoline Alphonso argues that the Progressives' crusade against child labor in national policy debates was constructed differently in the North and in the South. Northerners viewed children as individuals; southerners placed them in relational family context. Part 2 emphasizes the power of children themselves to fight for and against reforms. James D. Schmidt describes lawsuits against educators who used corporal punishment, and Nicholas L. Syrett shows how children defied reformers to protect their youthful early marriages in court. Mary Linehan depicts adolescent prostitutes defending their choice of life in Gilded Age Chicago. Anya Jabour details the transformation of Sophonisba Breckinridge from dutiful southern daughter to prominent Progressive reformer. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. --Nurith Zmora, Hamline University

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