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“Rendered More Useful”: Child Labor and Age Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century

James D. Schmidt

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter, by James D. Schmidt, demonstrates that the spread of age consciousness in nineteenth-century America was driven largely by the interlocking enforcement of child labor, compulsory school ... More


Wholly Unfit for the Marriage Condition: and Struggles over Age of Consent Laws

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter revisits the laws documented in the first chapter and demonstrates that even though they prohibited marriage below certain ages, many children continued to marry, often extralegally. ... More


Why Age?

Stephen Fineman

in Organizing Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578047
eISBN:
9780191806704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book examines why age has been socially constructed in the way it has, why has it become such a master discourse that underpins social divisions and key decisions in organisations, especially in ... More


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