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Huck’s Raft

A History of American Childhood

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674019980

Publication Date: 04/30/2006


464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

36 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. Children of the Covenant
  • 2. Red, White, and Black in Colonial America
  • 3. Sons and Daughters of Liberty
  • 4. Inventing the Middle-Class Child
  • 5. Growing Up in Bondage
  • 6. Childhood Battles of the Civil War
  • 7. Laboring Children
  • 8. Save the Child
  • 9. Children under the Magnifying Glass
  • 10. New to the Promised Land
  • 11. Revolt of Modern Youth
  • 12. Coming of Age in the Great Depression
  • 13. Mobilizing Children for World War II
  • 14. In Pursuit of the Perfect Childhood
  • 15. Youthquake
  • 16. Parental Panics and the Reshaping of Childhood
  • 17. The Unfinished Century of the Child
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2005 Carr P. Collins Award, Texas Institute of Letters
  • 2004 R.R. Hawkins Award, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
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