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Coming of Age

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition and practices concerning coming of age in Plymouth Colony. It explains that during the seventeenth century there was no real word for the period of life between ... More


A Teenager Goes Visiting: The Diaries of Louisa Jane Trumbull (1835, 1837)

Holly V. Izard and Caroline Fuller Sloat

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents excerpts from the second and fourth volumes of the diaries kept by Louisa Jane (Jenny) Trumbull of Worcester, Massachusetts, which record several sleep-away visits that she made ... More


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