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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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James Marten.

in The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Childhood and Elementary Education; Childhood Studies; Social and Cultural History. 4793 words.

More is known about ancient childhoods in the West than elsewhere in the world, but from what is known, all cultures believed that childhood was more than a phase of biological immaturity,...

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