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Hidden in plain sight : the tragedy of children's rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate

Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
ISBN: 9780691126906 0691126909 9780691146218 0691146217
OCLC Number: 147988506
Awards: American Political Science Association, Human Rights Section, Best Book Award, 2009.
Description: xvii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ruth O'Brien --
Introduction: Ain't I a person? --
1: How to think about childhood --
2: How to think about children's rights --
pt. 1: The Privacy Principle: Stories of Bondage And Belonging --
3: Boys in slavery and servitude: Frederick Douglass --
4: Girls at the intersection of age, race and gender: Dred Scott's daughters --
5: Growing up in state custody: "Tony" and "John G." --
pt. 2: The Agency Principle: Stories Of Voice And Participation --
6: The Printer's apprentice: Ben Franklin and youth speech --
7: Youth in the civil rights movement: John Lewis and Sheyanne Webb --
pt. 3: The Equality Principle: Stories of Equal Opportunity --
8: Old maids and little women: Louisa Alcott and William Cather --
9: Breaking the prison of disability: Helen Keller and the children of "Greenhaven" --
pt. 4: Dignity Principle: Stories of Resistance and Resilience --
10: Hide and survive: Anne Frank and "Liu" --
11: Children at work: newsboys, entrepreneurs, and "Evelyn" --
pt. 5: The Protection Principle: Stories of Guilt and Innocence --
12: Telling the scariest secrets: Maya Angelou and "Jeannie" --
13: Age and the idea of innocence: "Amal" and Lionel Tate --
Conclusion: Future of rights.
Series Title: Public square (Princeton, N.J.)
Responsibility: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.
Local System Bib Number:
367614

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Winner of the 2009 APSA's Best Book Award, Human Rights Section "With this thoroughly annotated, well-written book, Woodhouse performs an admirable job in helping readers to understand the Read more...

 
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