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Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the US this present day, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments while our rights and possibilities change—when we develop into eligible to solid a vote, purchase a drink, or sign up for Medicare. This quantity brings jointly students of formative years, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a long time have come to outline the rights and tasks of usa citizens.  
 
Since the founding of the kingdom, american citizens have depended on chronological age to figure out concerns as diversified as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a vehicle, or qualify for a pension. individuals to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to precise a while and even if prior americans believed an identical issues approximately specific a long time as we do.  The potential during which american citizens imposed chronological barriers upon the variable means of starting to be up and growing older bargains a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied event.  Further, chronological age regularly intersects with different socially built different types akin to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking over a number of certain subcultures—from frontier young children and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a robust case that age has continuously been a key index of citizenship.

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See Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, trans. Robert Baldick (New York: Vintage, 1962), 15–18. 4 Sean Takats, “Domestic Expertise: Literacy and Numeracy in the Eighteenth Century French Kitchen,” Proceedings of the Western Society 32 (2004): 46–64; Jelle van Lottum and Bo Poulsen, “Estimating Levels of Numeracy and Literacy in the Maritime Sector of the North Atlantic in the Late Eighteenth Century,” Scandinavian Economic History Review 59, no. 1 (2011): 67–82; Tom Wickman, “Arithmetic and Afro-Atlantic Pastoral Protest: The Place of (In)numeracy in Gronniosaw and Equiano,” Atlantic Studies 8, no.

111–13. 9 Alden T. Vaughan and Daniel K. Richter, “Crossing the Cultural Divide: Indians and New Englanders, 1605–1763,” American Antiquarian Society Proceedings 90 (April 16, 1980): 23–99. 10 Elizabeth Hanson, God’s Mercy Surmounting Man’s Cruelty (Philadelphia: Samuel Keimer, 1728), 5–6. For more on the attack on homes and the initial experience of Indian captivity, see, for example, Jill Lepore, The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity (New York: Knopf, 1998), chap.

See Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, trans. Robert Baldick (New York: Vintage, 1962), 15–18. 4 Sean Takats, “Domestic Expertise: Literacy and Numeracy in the Eighteenth Century French Kitchen,” Proceedings of the Western Society 32 (2004): 46–64; Jelle van Lottum and Bo Poulsen, “Estimating Levels of Numeracy and Literacy in the Maritime Sector of the North Atlantic in the Late Eighteenth Century,” Scandinavian Economic History Review 59, no. 1 (2011): 67–82; Tom Wickman, “Arithmetic and Afro-Atlantic Pastoral Protest: The Place of (In)numeracy in Gronniosaw and Equiano,” Atlantic Studies 8, no.

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