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Willful Disobedience: Young People and School Authority in the Nineteenth-Century United States

James D. Schmidt

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the issue of corporal punishment in schools and how it was challenged by both children and parents in the courts during the nineteenth century. Focusing on court cases pitting ... More


The Contested Meanings of Child Marriage in the Turn-of-the-Century United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the changing definitions of childhood in the United States at the turn of the century and how some “children” resisted raising the marriage age. Drawing on a variety of sources ... More


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