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By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the United States at the present time, we realize those numbers as key transitions in our lives—precise moments whilst our rights and possibilities change—when we turn 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 while have come to outline the rights and responsibilities of usa citizens.  

 

Since the founding of the kingdom, americans have trusted chronological age to figure out concerns as various as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a automobile, or qualify for a pension. participants to this quantity discover what meanings humans some time past ascribed to precise a while and even if prior americans believed an analogous issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The capability wherein americans imposed chronological barriers upon the variable technique of transforming into up and growing older bargains a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural which means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age constantly intersects with different socially developed different types reminiscent of gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on various certain subcultures—from frontier childrens and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a robust case that age has constantly been a key index of citizenship.

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