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Children in the House: The Material Culture of Early Childhood, 1600-1900 Karin Calvert

Children in the House: The Material Culture of Early Childhood, 1600-1900

Karin Calvert

Published November 1st 1992
ISBN : 9781555531386
Hardcover
189 pages
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By studying childrens clothing and furniture, Karin Calvert surveys American conceptions of childhood over the course of 300 years. She argues that parents have consistently tried to mold their offspring into the prevailing notion of childhood, andMoreBy studying childrens clothing and furniture, Karin Calvert surveys American conceptions of childhood over the course of 300 years. She argues that parents have consistently tried to mold their offspring into the prevailing notion of childhood, and identifies three distinct eras in American parenting, in which children have been seen in turn as inchoate adults, natural creatures, and innocent nestlings.