"An exceptionally satisfying intellectual project, Age in America reveals the fundamental ways of understanding what age means, why it is important, and how this category has changed over time. This excellent and innovative collection will push scholars forward in their thinking of how age can be used as an analytic category better to understand important features of United States history."
—Paula S. Fass, author of Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization
"Impressive and original, Age in America is a fascinating collection of scholarship that will find wide readership across many disciplines. Admirable for its chronological scope and focus, the editors have brought together many of the pioneers of age studies as well as childhood studies, resulting in a unique and synthesizing volume that is sure to open up new avenues for further research."
—Howard Chudacoff, author of How Old Are You?: Age Consciousness in American Culture
"This volume provides much-needed historical perspective to our understanding of age, including shifts in age consciousness and the categorization, institutionalization, and personal experience of age....Many anthologies are quite rightly criticized for lacking focus, conceptual coherence, or uniformly high standards of quality and rigor. Age in America rebuts such criticism and demonstrates that age is an analytic category that is, in its own way, as important as gender, class, and ethnicity in understanding subjective experience, law, and public policy over the course of American history."
—The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
“Age in America successfully demonstrates a sort of ultimate intersectionality in which age shapes or is shaped by nearly every measure by which historians try to understand the human condition.”
—Journal of American History
“Many anthologies are quite rightly criticized for lacking focus, conceptual coherence, or uniformly high standards of quality and rigor. Age in America rebuts such criticism and demonstrates that age is an analytic category that is, in its own way, as important as gender, class and ethnicity in understanding subjective experience, law and public policy over the course of American History.”
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