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UNC Press - The Virgin Vote
"There was a time when young people were the most passionate participants in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Parents trained their children to be “violent little partisans,” while politicians lobbied twenty-one-year-olds for their “virgin votes”—the first ballot cast upon reaching adulthood. In schoolhouses, saloons, and squares, young men and women proved that democracy is social and politics is personal, earning their adulthood by participating in public life. Drawing on hundreds of diaries and letters of diverse young Americans--from barmaids to belles, sharecroppers to cowboys--this book explores how exuberant young people and scheming party bosses relied on each other from the 1840s to the turn of the twentieth century. It also explains why this era ended so dramatically and asks if aspects of that strange period might be useful today. In a vivid evocation of this formative but forgotten world, Jon Grinspan recalls a time when struggling young citizens found identity and maturity in democracy."
book  publisher  american  american-studies  history  politics  youth  generation  19c 
july 2016 by tsuomela
Online Community for Makers - DIY
DIY.org is an online community for young makers. Our members are exposed to new skills, inspired by each other to learn them, and given a platform to collect and share what they make.
diy  makers  education  youth  children  community  online  sharing  from delicious
july 2012 by tsuomela
Vanishing Act - Lapham’s Quarterly
Profile - essay on Barbara Follett, a 1920s child writing prodigy.
fame  genius  youth  writing  profile  1920s  prodigy  children 
january 2011 by tsuomela
The Over 50's Likely Prefer Negative Stories About Young People
When given a choice, older people prefer to read negative news, rather than positive news, about young adults, a new study suggests.
communication  media  age  youth  elderly  research 
september 2010 by tsuomela
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | ‘Young Workers: A Lost Decade’
Something bad happened in the past 10 years to young workers in this country: Since 1999, more of them now have lower-paying jobs, if they can get a job at all; health care is a rare luxury and retirement security is something for their parents, not them. In fact, many—younger than 35—still live at home with their parents because they can’t afford to be on their own.
money  economics  labor  jobs  generation  age  youth  2000s 
september 2009 by tsuomela
There’s Always A Generation Gap If You Know Where to Look - And For the Democrats Finding It Couldn’t Come Any Too Soon | NDN
But, as generational theorists, William Strauss and Neil Howe indicate, generational conflict, like the poor, is always with us. A deeper analysis of the Pew data suggests that what has changed is not so much the fact of generational conflict, but its tone. Young people and their elders may not shout at one another across the generation gap as they did four decades ago, but they still appear to differ in many ways.
politics  generational-analysis  youth  democrats  future 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Harmony Fills Generation Gap, Study Finds - CBS News
Young people, far from rejecting the values of their parents, seem to fault themselves for not living up to those standards. People under 30 tend to think older people have better moral values than they do, the poll said.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  attitude  american  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Forty Years After Woodstock, A Gentler Generation Gap - Pew Research Center
But this modern generation gap is a much more subdued affair than the one that raged in the 1960s, for relatively few Americans of any age see it as a source of conflict -- either in society at large or in their own families.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  american  attitude  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
America's Tough Love Habit | Mother Jones
For decades, Americans have tolerated "tough love" treatment not just for terrorists, but for vulnerable youth.
torture  punishment  children  teenager  youth  terrorism  america 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Social networking - digizen.org
In Evaluating social networking services, this report then describes how to use a toolkit – a social networking evaluation chart covering six different social networking services, and an accompanying checklist, which are available to download from the D
social-networks  research  policies  youth 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Generation Overwhelmed | The American Prospect
What happened is that it was buried in a mountain of other stories about the torture, murder, and blatant disregard for our civil liberties and environmental health. What happened is that none of us can psychologically survive if we pay too much attention
generation  history  culture  commentary  politics  60s  overload  activism  youth  generational-analysis  information-overload 
october 2007 by tsuomela
Youth Online 2007
Just The Facts About Online Youth Victimization
Researchers Present the Facts and Debunk Myths
youth  culture  online  social-networking 
may 2007 by tsuomela

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