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

By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

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 This quantity brings jointly students of adolescence, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a long time have come to outline the rights and responsibilities of usa citizens.  

 

Since the founding of the state, american citizens have depended on chronological age to figure out issues as different 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 precise a while and even if previous americans believed an analogous issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The potential in which american citizens imposed chronological limitations upon the variable strategy of transforming into up and getting older deals a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied event.  Further, chronological age continually intersects with different socially developed different types akin to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on numerous precise subcultures—from frontier youngsters and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a robust case that age has continually been a key index of citizenship.

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