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Author Woodhouse, Barbara Bennett, 1945-

Title Hidden in plain sight : the tragedy of children's rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate / Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    342.7308 WOO    Available
Description xvii, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series The public square book series
Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-348) and index.
Contents How to think about childhood -- How to think about children's rights -- Boys in slavery and servitude : Frederick Douglass -- Girls at the intersection of age, race and gender : Dred Scott's daughters -- Growing up in state custody : "Tony" and "John G." -- The printer's apprentice : Ben Franklin and youth speech -- Youth in the civil rights movement : John Lewis and Sheyanne Webb -- Old maids and little women : Louisa Alcott and William Cather -- Breaking the prison of disability : Helen Keller and the children of "Greenhaven" -- Hide and survive : Anne Frank and "Liu" -- Children at work : newsboys, entrepreneurs, and "Evelyn" -- Telling the scariest secrets: Maya Angelou and "Jeannie" -- Age and the idea of innocence : "Amal" and Lionel Tate.
Subject Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989 November 20)
Children's rights -- United States -- History.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
African American children -- Civil rights -- History.
ISBN 9780691126906 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $27.95
0691126909 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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