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‘A Thousand Anxieties’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at William and Barbara’s Wilberforce’s relationships with their sons. Their anxieties were caused by their fear of male adolescence, and their belief in the necessity of ... More


Becoming a Schoolgirl

Christina de Bellaigue

in Educating Women: Schooling and Identity in England and France, 1800-1867

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289981
eISBN:
9780191710995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289981.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the implications of becoming a schoolgirl in England and France, focusing on the social origins and motivations of schooling, and life at school. The clientele of female ... More


Designing Survival: A Graphic Artist in Birkenau

Konrad Kwiet

in Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389159
eISBN:
9780199866694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389159.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes what appears as the most prominent feature in Zippi's body of testimony. Helping with the registration and marking of prisoners became her key role in the Auschwitz women's ... More


Manhattan Nocturne

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As Philippa entered adolescence, she was a tall, slim beauty, and her skin blushed into a beautiful cinnamon color. Philippa's change into her teens was marked by renewed isolation from other teens ... More


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


Childhood and Adolescence

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with women's perception of their lives from birth to adolescence based on their point of view. Central to female life were women's own bodies as well as the discourses about them. ... More


Public Policies and the Young Worker in Imperial Germany

Elizabeth Harvey

in Youth and the Welfare State in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204145
eISBN:
9780191676123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204145.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

In Germany and other industrialized countries, in the 20th century adolescence came to be seen as a phase in life between childhood and adulthood. It was perceived with distinctive biological, ... More


Social Science and Working-Class ‘Adolescence’: From Idea to Social Fact

Harry Hendrick

in Images of Youth

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217824
eISBN:
9780191678295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the concept and social fact related to social science and realities of working class adolescents in Great Britain during the 1800s. It suggests there were important differences ... More


A Like Unlike: Siblings in Childhood and Youth

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

In the middle class, ideally the child was to be raised in a domestic, morally high-minded setting. Brothers were expected to support and guide sisters; sisters to care for and serve them. Actual ... More


Conclusion

Harry Hendrick

in Images of Youth

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217824
eISBN:
9780191678295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the consequences of adolescent male labour on social and economic issues in Great Britain during the period from 1880 and 1920. This ... More


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