Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood

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  • Title: Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood
  • Author: Steven Mintz
  • ISBN: 9780674019980
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. It s possible this book is better than I give it credit for It s just that the author is interested primarily in the legal and economic aspects of childhood, much much less about the quiddities of the everyday lives of children, and not at all about the mythology, internal and external, of childhood and how it is romanticized or reimagined either by art or by children themselves Since this is pretty much the exact opposite of the order of my interests, I found the book frustrating.If you re inte [...]


  2. A very absorbing history of American childhood, from the Puritans to the Columbine High School shooting I am always pleasantly surprised at how much I genuinely enjoy learning and relearning American history Mintz has compiled a detailed and engaging story of how childhood has evolved in our country and takes particular care to debunk myths about American children The prose can be repetitive in places, but the anecdotes, observations, and conclusions are compelling Five prevalent myths about Ame [...]



  3. Brilliant and fascinating book that I will certainly reread This view covers American history from the perspective of children How did childhood change throughout different periods of our country s history What does it mean to be a child Should children be sheltered and protected from the world, or are they ready to work and be a part of society from a young age Why is education important and how did it change What is the ideal family unit and how did regional differences come into play How abou [...]


  4. Super dry style, very interesting content Could have been inclusive of native children, but not too terrible, diversity wise.


  5. Goodness grief Talk about religious freedom when actually the protestants played a large role in how parents reared children, teachers taught students, and society treated minors Also, people say the pioneers built America when it s really the indentured servants and slaves, who were children and adults, that did all the land clearing, crop planting and harvesting, home building, to name a few Finally, the values of the middle class society had a huge influence in how the data from scientific st [...]


  6. This is one of the BEST books I have ever read The history of childhood is explored from colonial times to current day I learned SOOO much.



  7. The task Mintz sets himself is daunting to trace the history of childhood in the United States from the beginning until the start of the 21st century, giving attention to both the commonalities and the crucial differences in the experiences of children of different races, genders, classes, and cultural backgrounds He doesn t quite succeed that would require many pages but he has produced a very useful reference book which will be of use to students and scholars who want a quick take on the stat [...]


  8. Good overview of how America, since its inception as a society, has handled the phenomenon of childhood Bogged down a little in the section describing the 60s 90s, as that s when the litigious speak kicked in but overall a very readable, interesting and enlightening history Amazing that our current conception of childhood is such a young idea History offers no easy solutions to the problems of disconnection, stress, and role contradictions that today s children face, but it does provide certain [...]


  9. I got this book at a workshop I attended last year Dr Mintz spoke during the workshop and I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting his autograph on my book I finally got around to reading the book this summer and I wish I had read it sooner I don t usually say this about non fiction books but I couldn t put this book down It was so well written and each chapter was very interesting It was great to read about how the major historical events that I teach about in my U.S History class affected [...]


  10. This was a really comprehensive book on the history of children and conceptions of childhood in American culture The treatment of childhood in the twentieth century was especially extensive, covering the pre war, WWI, inter war, WWII and post war years in lots of detail The book ends with a discussion of parental panics kidnapping, molestation, murder and the rise in mass shootings in high schools This text will be extremely useful to anyone studying children s literature, American culture or lo [...]


  11. This book gives us a glimpse into the childhoods of America s past It covers being a Native American child during the time of colonization, a protestant child during the revolution, and everything in between While I find most history books to be dry and uninteresting, this book really kept my attention It intersects facts with quotes from the people of the time, from letters and diaries This method really allowed me to get the feel for the time period, it is defiantly something I ll keep in mind [...]


  12. This text was very informative survey of American childhoods Favorite quote Huck Finn was an abused child, whose father, the town drunk, beat him for going to school and learning to read Who would envy Huck s battered childhood Yet he enjoyed something too many children are denied and which adults can provide opportunities to undertake odysseys of self discovery outside the goal driven, over structured realities of contemporary childhood.


  13. The first chapter goes to great lengths to rescue Puritans from negative stereotypes, in fact seems to say that they are began the study of early child education The next chapter on children in bondage was interesting in that it brought to light stories mostly glossed over in popular historical fictione middle parts cover the Victorian idea of protecting children and seems to contrast that with a working class or old world idea of having children work.


  14. As for information, you won t beat this book It taught me things I truly needed to know.As for style, I can t recommend this book Jumping back and forth through time to group things by subject had the author repeat himself a lot and had it hard to paint a continual picture in my mind.If you want to know about American childhood, this book has the information Have a fun time swimming through it, though.


  15. A very useful history of how the concept of childhood has changed in America over the decades The bibliography is a great resource rather than rely on extant histories, the author unearths a lot of primary sources that nobody has looked at in ages I read this mainly for a framework on the critical stuff I used to do on adolescent literature, but it s a book I still pick up and thumb through when I m looking for something to read.


  16. Starting with the 18th century, Mintz traces childhood in the United States up until the end of the 20th century Its an excellent history of how we have viewed children over time, how that has changed, and how often our perspectives on how things used to be are very wrong, often idealized or catastrophized Some repetition Would have liked it to be maybe 50 pages shorter.


  17. What a smart history of childhood in this country Since so much of my work personal and professional involves children and youth, I found every chapter illuminating For example, a list of moral panics, from razor blades in apples to predation on MySpace Or example after example of how adult anxieties about big issues morph into efforts to shape our children s behavior.


  18. I didn t read this book cover to cover, but I read probably 60 75% of it for my paper It is extremely informative, well written, and even enjoyable to read This is a great resource for anyone interested in the history of American childhood.


  19. Very insightful, covering the experiences of childhood and its transformation from the Puratinistic viewpoint of children all the way down to our children of today, confident consumers as they re called It s a bit of a read.


  20. I read Mintz s Domestic Revolutions A Social History of American Family Life and was amazed by the history of the American family since the 1600 s This book is a history of American Children, specifically I have read a few chapters and am so excited to read .


  21. Impressively researched, but there is much dogged chronological trudging One chapter is a self contained look at one era, as if the rest of the book doesn t exist A clear thesis and thematic through lines would have made this than just a valuable resource.


  22. Reading this book was like finding a box of old photographs There was a ton of great information, but it wasn t very organized and gave less analysis than detail Still, who doesn t enjoy sifting through old photos


  23. Dense history, packed with thought provoking ideas and facts about families and American childhood in the past few centuries My review is here imponderabilia 20


  24. I read this book for a course and enjoyed it a lot It did not read like a textbook, but contained pretty much the same information as the other assigned much tedious text book.


  25. The first few chapters are amazing I learned so much about the Colonial period It s dense reading, but very interesting.



  26. Helps readers understand the moral and social factors that play into society s perception of American childhood.


  27. an indepth discussion of the history of the idea of childhood since 1650 in the US very interesting how views have changed, especially over the last 150 years.