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Mass Secondary Schooling and the State: The Role of State Compulsion in the High School Movement

Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz

in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226116341
eISBN:
9780226116426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116426.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The secondary school enrollment rate of U.S. youths soared (by over 50 percentage points) from 1910 to 1940. This chapter examines whether state compulsory schooling and child labor laws contributed ... More


The Girls as Children

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many of the girl evangelists started their careers early – some as young as three years old. This chapter examines the developing concept of childhood, a matter of considerable concern for social ... More


The State as Parent? Youth Welfare and German Families

David F. Crew

in Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053111
eISBN:
9780199854479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the children, young people, and families in Germany. There were two types of educative function that was repeatedly invoked by the Weimar youth welfare offices. The first one ... More


New York City in the Nineteenth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the wake of war, famine, and an influx of impoverished immigrants, in the early 1800s an illiterate army of vagrant children coalesced in New York City. Seldom numbering fewer than ten thousand in ... More


“Child Neglect:”: The Invisible Labor of Teens

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Besides “identity loan,” another important illicit subsistence strategy crucial to farmworkers’ survival is relying upon child labor. While many sources have documented the perils of children working ... More


Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers ... More


Introduction: Ax-Men and Typewriter-Men: The BSA’s Full-Orbed Manhood

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The Introduction disputes the gender historiography’s assertion that the primitive, virile, and martial values of Indian lore advocate Ernest Thompson Seton, frontier pioneer enthusiast Daniel Carter ... More


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