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AMER 489 The History of Childhood and Youth in America

This course will explore childhood and youth in America from a historical perspective. We will examine the experience of childhood and youth for boys and girls and among various social classes and racial/ethnic groups from the early nineteenth century to the present. We will also investigate styles of parenting among these diverse groups. The works of historians Paula Fass, Wilma King, and Steven Mintz-as well as social scientists Annette Lareau and Robert D. Putnam--will be read for the course. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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