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The Resource Learning to forget : schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940, Stephen Lassonde

Learning to forget : schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940, Stephen Lassonde

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Learning to forget : schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940
Title
Learning to forget
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schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940
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Stephen Lassonde
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eng
Summary
This book offers an insightful view of the complex relations between home and school in the working-class immigrant Italian community of New Haven, Connecticut. Through the lenses of history, sociology, and education, Learning to Forget presents a highly readable account of cross-generational experiences during the period from 1870 to 1940, chronicling one generation's suspicions toward public education and another's need to assimilate. Through careful research Lassonde finds that not all working class parents were enthusiastic supporters of education. Not only did the time and energy spent in school restrict children's potential financial contributions to the family, but attitudes that children encountered in school often ran counter to the family's traditional values. Legally mandated education and child labour laws eventually resolved these conflicts, but not without considerable reluctance and resistance. "As original and enlightening a piece of historical work as I have read in the field of education in many years." John Modell, Brown University
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Learning to forget : schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940, Stephen Lassonde
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Learning to forget : schooling and family life in New Haven's working class, 1870-1940, Stephen Lassonde
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1nppnw
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Immigrants and Immigrant Neighborhoods: Economic and Residential Change in New Haven, 1830-1930""; ""2 Learning and Earning: Schooling, Juvenile Employment, and the Early Life Course in Late-Nineteenth-Century New Haven""; ""3 The Painful Contrast: Italian Immigrant Children at Home and at School ""; ""4 Hands to Mouths: The Changing Economy of Giving and Taking in Italian Immigrant F amilies""; ""5 From Courtship to Dating: The Marriage Market, Schooling, and the Family Economy""
  • ""6 The Landscape of Ambition: Geography, Ethnicity, and Class in Childrenâ€?s School Experiences""""7 “Too Good for Thatâ€?: Effort and Opportunity in the “Newâ€? High School""; ""Conclusion: Elm Cityâ€?s Youth ""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Index""
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1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages)
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9780300128901
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