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Working Americans 1880-199
Volume IV: Their Children


This Fourth Volume in the highly successful Working Americans 1880-1999 series focuses on American children, decade by decade from 1880 to 1999. This interesting and useful volume introduces the reader to three children in each decade, one from each of the Working, Middle and Upper classes.

Like the first three volumes in the series, the individual profiles are created from interviews, diaries, statistical studies, biographies and news reports. Chapters also contain important supplementary materials including News Features as well as information on everything from Schools to Parks, Infectious Diseases to Childhood Fears along with Entertainment, Family Life and much more to provide an informative overview of the lifestyles of children from each decade.

Sample Profiles cover the lifestyles of:

  • An orphan in Memphis in 1882, following the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 that infected 90 percent of the city’s population. It was the third outbreak in ten years.
  • Going to Coney Island is a dream come true for this New Jersey child of middle class parents in 1900. The experience will be discussed along with life as the child of a successful merchant.
  • This eleven year old is the nephew of a beer baron in New York City in 1921 who is also the owner of the New York Yankees.
  • Being a child of wealth in 1933 suddenly becomes dangerous following the Lindbergh kidnapping. This child must leave school and is kept away from crowds and friends as fear over more kidnappings spread.

    This interesting account of what life was like for Children in the Working, Middle and Upper Classes will be a welcome addition to the reference collection of any high school, public or academic library.

    Additional Volumes:
    Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume I: The Working Class, Second Edition
    Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume II: The Middle Class
    Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume III: The Upper Class
    Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume IV: Their Children
    Working Americans 1880-2003 Volume V: Americans At War
    Working Americans 1880-2005 Volume VI: Women at Work
    Working Americans 1880-2006 Volume VII: Social Movements
    Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants
    Working Americans 1770-1869 Volume IX: From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
    Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recration
    Working Americans 1880-2010 Volume XI: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
    Working Americans 1880-2011 Volume XII: Our History through Music
    Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume XIII: Educators & Education


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