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By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the US this present day, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments whilst 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 previous 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 trusted chronological age to figure out issues as different as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a automobile, or qualify for a pension. members to this quantity discover what meanings humans long ago ascribed to express a long time and even if previous americans believed a similar issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The ability wherein americans imposed chronological limitations upon the variable strategy of turning out to be up and ageing deals a paradigmatic instance of the way humans build cultural which means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age regularly intersects with different socially built different types comparable to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on quite a few exact subcultures—from frontier kids and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a robust case that age has continually been a key index of citizenship.

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