Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present by Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the USA this 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 This quantity brings jointly students of formative years, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a while have come to outline the rights and duties of americans.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, american citizens have trusted chronological age to figure out concerns 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 american citizens believed a similar issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The ability wherein americans imposed chronological limitations upon the variable technique of turning out to be up and ageing bargains a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age continuously intersects with different socially developed different types corresponding to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking over a number of precise subcultures—from frontier teenagers and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a strong case that age has regularly been a key index of citizenship.

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