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Huck's Raft

A History of American Childhood

by Steven Mintz

Hardcover, 445 pages, Harvard Univ Pr, List Price: $29.95 |


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Explores many aspects of the changing societal role of children throughout American history, and credits the impact that children have had on major historical events.

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