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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 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 forged a vote, purchase a drink, or sign up for Medicare. This quantity brings jointly students of early life, maturity, and previous age to discover how and why specific a while have come to outline the rights and duties of americans.  


Since the founding of the country, americans have trusted chronological age to figure out issues as assorted as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a motor vehicle, or qualify for a pension. individuals to this quantity discover what meanings humans long ago ascribed to express a while and even if past american citizens believed an analogous issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The capability through which american citizens imposed chronological obstacles upon the variable means of growing to be up and growing older bargains a paradigmatic instance of the way humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age constantly intersects with different socially developed different types reminiscent of gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on various special subcultures—from frontier kids 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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