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Fass, Paula S.

Works: 21 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 13,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Personal narratives  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ792.U5, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Paula S Fass
The damned and the beautiful : American youth in the 1920's by Paula S Fass( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the changes that occurred as young people of the 1920s broke with nineteenth-century traditions, and assesses the impact of those changes on American life, then and now
Outside in : minorities and the transformation of American education by Paula S Fass( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since the massive immigration from Europe of the late 19th century, American society has accommodated people of many cultures, religions, languages, and expectations. The task of integration has increasingly fallen to the schools, where children are taught a common language and a set of democratic values and sent on their ways to become productive members of society. How American schools have set about educating these diverse students, and how these students' needs have altered the face of education, are issues central to the social history of the United States in the 20th century. In her pathbreaking new book Paula S. Fass presents a wide ranging examination of the role of "outsiders" in the creation of modern education. Through a series of in-depth and fascinating case studies, she demonstrates how issues of pluralism have shaped the educational landscape and how various minority groups have been affected by their educational experiences. Fass first looks at how public schools absorbed the children of immigrants in the early years of the century and how those children gradually began to use the schools for their own social purposes. She then turns to the experiences of other groups of Americans whose struggles for educational and social opportunities have defined cultural life over the last fifty years: blacks, whose education became a major concern of the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s; women, who had access to higher education but were denied commensurate job opportunities; and Catholics, who created schools that succeeded both in protecting minority integrity and in providing Catholics with a path to American success. Along the way, she presents a wealth of fascinating and surprising detail. Through an examination of New York City high school yearbooks from the 1930s and 1940s, she shows how a student's ethnic identity determined which activities he or she would engage in and how ethnicity was etched into schooling. And she examines how the New Deal and the army in World War II succeeded in educating large numbers of blacks and making the inequalities in their educational opportunities a critical national concern. A sweeping and highly original history of American education, Outside In helps us to understand how schools have been shaped by their students, how educational issues have merged with wider social concerns, and how outsiders have recreated schooling and culture in the 20th century. By opening up new historical terrain and rejecting a vision of outsiders as merely victims of American educational policy, the book has important implications for contemporary social and educational issues.--Publisher description
Kidnapped : child abduction in America by Paula S Fass( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the history of child kidnappings and abductions in the United States, the motives of the perpetrators, the activities of the media, and the results in the law and in public opinions
Childhood in America( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of fiction and nonfiction works presenting society's views of children and childrearing practices in the United States from Colonial times to the present
Children of a new world : society, culture, and globalization by Paula S Fass( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula S. Fass, a pathbreaker in children's history and the history of education, turns her attention in Children of a New World to the impact of globalization on children's lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. Globalization, privatization, the rise of the "work-centered" family, and the triumph of the unregulated marketplace, she argues, are revolutionizing the lives of children today. Fass begins by considering the role of the school as a fundamental component of social formation, particularly in a nation of immigrants like the United States. She goes on to examine childre
Reinventing childhood after World War II by Michael Grossberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. In the Western world, the modern view of childhood as a space protected from broader adult society first became a dominant social vision during the nineteenth century. Many of the West's sharpest portrayals of children in literature and the arts emerged at that time in both Europe and the United States and continue to organize our perceptions and sensibilities to this day. But that childhood is now being recreated. Many social and political developments since the end of the World War II have fundamentally altered the lives children lead and are now beginning to transform conceptions of childhood. Reinventing Childhood After World War II brings together seven prominent historians of modern childhood to identify precisely what has changed in children's lives and why. Topics range from youth culture to children's rights; from changing definitions of age to nontraditional families; from parenting styles to how American experiences compare with those of the rest of the Western world. Taken together, the essays argue that children's experiences have changed in such dramatic and important ways since 1945 that parents, other adults, and girls and boys themselves have had to reinvent almost every aspect of childhood. Reinventing Childhood After World War II presents a striking interpretation of the nature and status of childhood that will be essential to students and scholars of childhood, as well as policy makers, educators, parents, and all those concerned with the lives of children in the world today
The Routledge history of childhood in the western world( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of childhood in the West from antiquity to the present day. By broadly incorporating the research in the field of Childhood Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of three parts. The first part explores childhood from the Ancient World through to the Middle Ages and Early Modern Europe. The second part examines the fundamental aspects of childhood and the life of children in the West since 1600. The essays address issues such as family, work, law, sexuality, and consumption. The chapters think beyond national and continental boundaries so that readers are informed about general trends in the West, while still alert to differences in gender, class, race, and time. The final part focuses on aspects of children's experiences in the modern world. This section explains how childhoods have developed in distinct contexts and among specific children by using the growing literature on modern childhoods in various locales and at particular historical moments
The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child by Paula S Fass( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children's lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant--who as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father's fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children's road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children's competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation's future"--
The new deal : anticipating a federal education policy by Paula S Fass( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of children and childhood : in history and society( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, covering entries A-E, examines the social and cultural history of childhood through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system, and social welfare
Inheriting the Holocaust : a second-generation memoir by Paula S Fass( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to Poland: May 2000 -- I never had grandparents -- One uncle -- The complexity of aunts -- First families -- My parents -- My mother/myself
Reinventing Childhood After World War II( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fruits of transition : American youth in the 1920's by Paula S Fass( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Damned and the Beautiful American Youth in The 1920's by Paula S Fass( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A.A. Brill: pioneer and prophet by Paula S Fass( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Children and youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era by James Alan Marten( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a "search for order," as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation's top priorities should be its children and youth, who, they believed, suffered more from the disorder plaguing the rapidly growing nation than any other group. Children and Youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era explores both nineteenth century conditions that led Progressives to their search for order and some of the solutions applied to children and youth in the context of that search. Edited by renowned scholar of children's history James Marten, the collection of eleven essays offers case studies relevant to educational reform, child labor laws, underage marriage, and recreation for children, among others. Including important primary documents produced by children themselves, the essays in this volume foreground the role that youth played in exerting agency over their own lives and in contesting the policies that sought to protect and control them"
A Historical Context for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by Paula S Fass( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Outside in : minorities and the transformation of American education
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Fass, Paula S.

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Outside in : minorities and the transformation of American educationKidnapped : child abduction in AmericaChildhood in AmericaChildren of a new world : society, culture, and globalizationEncyclopedia of children and childhood : in history and societyInheriting the Holocaust : a second-generation memoir