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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 USA this present day, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments while 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 This quantity brings jointly students of formative years, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a while have come to outline the rights and tasks of americans.  

 

Since the founding of the kingdom, americans have trusted chronological age to figure out issues as varied as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a automobile, or qualify for a pension. members to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to precise a while and even if previous american citizens believed an identical issues approximately specific a long time as we do.  The capability through which americans imposed chronological obstacles upon the variable strategy of growing to be up and growing older 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 akin to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on quite a few distinctive subcultures—from frontier young ones and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a strong case that age has constantly been a key index of citizenship.

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