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By Field, Corinne T.; Syrett, Nicholas L

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Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the USA at the present time, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments while our rights and possibilities change—when we develop into eligible to forged 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 This quantity brings jointly students of formative years, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a long time have come to outline the rights and tasks of americans.  
Since the founding of the state, americans have depended on chronological age to figure out issues as varied as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a motor vehicle, or qualify for a pension. participants to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to precise a long time and even if previous americans believed an analogous issues approximately specific a long time as we do.  The ability in which american citizens imposed chronological obstacles upon the variable means of growing to be up and getting older bargains a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age continuously intersects with different socially built different types akin to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking over numerous designated subcultures—from frontier youngsters and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a strong case that age has continuously been a key index of citizenship.

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S. states also stipulated that brides under eighteen or grooms under twenty-one needed parental consent to marry. 40 Age and Captivity in Colonial Warfare | 41 Finally, just as in European and Euro-American communities, marriage marked the end of childhood for Native people as well. Wabanaki people appear to have had an especial reverence for the transition from the unmarried to the married state, suggesting that they too saw a great deal of the work of childhood and adolescence as complete or nearly complete once men and women made the decision to marry.

S3. See also diaries by Margaret Graves Cary (1719–62), Esther Edwards Burr (1732–58), Mary Vial Holyoke (1737–1802), and Christiana Young Leach, for example, all in North American Women’s Letters and Diaries. 22 Johnson, Narrative, 25, 67, 69. , 130–31. When reporting on his leaving for the hunt in 1754, Johnson had reported him as being merely six. Perhaps he turned seven that autumn. , 131–32. 25 See, for example, Mintz, Huck’s Raft. , by French and Indian warriors, 7–9. See also Marten, Children in Colonial America, esp.

The biographies of Esther Wheelwright and Eunice Williams, two Anglo-American girls taken from opposite ends of New England in the early raids of Queen Anne’s War, furnish still more evidence about seven-year-olds taken into captivity. They both forgot how to speak English, and were very skilled adopted daughters of Catholic Indians and the French. Unlike Sylvanus Johnson, both of these women as adolescents took sacramental vows before their English families found them, so they remained with new families, new languages, and a new confession.

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