By Corinne T. Field,Nicholas L. Syrett

Eighteen. Twenty-one. Sixty-five. In the USA 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 solid a vote, purchase a drink, or sign up for Medicare. This quantity brings jointly students of adolescence, maturity, and outdated age to discover how and why specific a long time have come to outline the rights and tasks of usa citizens.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 country, americans have trusted chronological age to figure out issues as varied as who can marry, paintings, be enslaved, force a motor vehicle, or qualify for a pension. participants to this quantity discover what meanings humans long ago ascribed to precise a while and even if previous american citizens believed a similar issues approximately specific a while as we do.  The capacity through which american citizens imposed chronological limitations upon the variable technique of starting to be up and getting older deals a paradigmatic instance of ways humans build cultural that means and social hierarchy from embodied adventure.  Further, chronological age constantly intersects with different socially developed different types comparable to gender, race, and sexuality.  Ranging from the 17th century to the current, taking on various designated subcultures—from frontier little ones and antebellum slaves to twentieth-century Latinas—Age in America makes a robust case that age has continuously been a key index of citizenship.

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