Franklin

Hidden in plain sight : the tragedy of children's rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate / Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.

Author/Creator:
Woodhouse, Barbara Bennett, 1945-
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Series:
Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
The public square book series
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Children's rights -- United States -- History.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
African American children -- Civil rights -- History.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989 November 20).
Contents:
How to think about childhood
How to think about children's rights
Boys in slavery and servitude : Frederick Douglass
Girls at the intersection of age, race and gender : Dred Scott's daughters
Growing up in state custody : "Tony" and "John G."
The printer's apprentice : Ben Franklin and youth speech
Youth in the civil rights movement : John Lewis and Sheyanne Webb
Old maids and little women : Louisa Alcott and William Cather
Breaking the prison of disability : Helen Keller and the children of "Greenhaven"
Hide and survive : Anne Frank and "Liu"
Children at work : newsboys, entrepreneurs, and "Evelyn"
Telling the scariest secrets: Maya Angelou and "Jeannie"
Age and the idea of innocence : "Amal" and Lionel Tate.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-348) and index.
ISBN:
9780691126906 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691126909 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
147988506
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