Item #10174 Institutional Life : Family, Schools, Race, and Religion. Neil Larry Shumsky.

Institutional Life : Family, Schools, Race, and Religion

New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.

Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #10174
ISBN: 0815321937

Library stamps/marks/labels, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "This collection brings together ... scholarly articles pertaining to the history and development of urban life in the United States during the past two centuries. ... In Volume 8, the focus is on the institutional life of cities. These articles examine institutions that existed in all societies - rual and urban - at all times, including family, religion and education. They provide a look at how these institutions have changed and developed in concert with the development of cities in the United States. The final sections in Volume 8 discuss several institutions that are uniquely urban: voluntary associations, vigilance committees, and organized police forces. These articles attempt to consider race and ethnicity, class, gender, and the various experiences of different groups of Americans." - Series Introduction. Contents: New Branches on the Tree: Household Structure in Early Stages of the Family Cycle in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1860-1880 / Howard P. Chudacoff; The Black Family in Evansville / Darrel E. Bigham; The Pressure to Provide: Class Consumerism, and Divorce in Urban America, 1880-1920 / Elaine Tyler May; Social Status, Acculturation and School Attendance in 1850 Boston / Jane Riblett Wilkie; Americanization, Acculturation, and Social Control: School Reform Ideology in Industrial Pennsylvania, 1880-1910 / William Issel; Integration, Freedom of Choice and Community Control in Nineteenth Century Brooklyn / Marsha Hurst; The Education of Immigrant Children in Buffalo, New York, 1890-1916 / Maxine Seller; The Persistence of School Segregation in the Urban North: An Historical Perspective / Vincent P. Franklin; The "White Flight" Controversy / Diane Ravitch.; American Cities: A Collection of Essays; Ex-Library; Vol. 8; xvii, 495 pages.

Price: $69.95

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