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Author Sealander, Judith.

Title The failed century of the child : governing America's young in the twentieth century / Judith Sealander
Published Cambridge UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (x, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. Children's welfare. Juvenile justice: from "child saving" to "public accountability" ; "The Pontius Pilate routine": government responses to child abuse ; "Illusory promises": state aid to poor children -- pt. II. Children's Work. "Inducting into adulthood": state reactions to the labor of children and adolescents -- pt. III. Children's education. "Laying down principles in the dark": the consequences of compulsory secondary education ; The return of the infant school: twentieth century preschool education ; Public education of disabled children: "rewriting one of the saddest chapters" -- pt. IV. Children's health. "Shaped up" by the state: government attempts to improve children's diets, exercise regimes, and physical fitness ; Mandatory medicine: twentieth-century childhood immunization ; Conclusion: two cheers for a "failed" century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Children -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Children -- Services for -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511062850 (electronic bk.)
0511121571 (electronic bk.)
0511511604 (electronic bk.)
9780511062858 (electronic bk.)
9780511121579 (electronic bk.)
9780511511608 (electronic bk.)