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Old age in the new land : the American experience since 1790 / W. Andrew Achenbaum.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 9780801821073, 080182107X

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Subjects Aged -- History.
Alter.
Geriatrics -- History.
Older people -- United States -- History.
Older people -- United States -- Public opinion.
Opinion publique -- États-Unis.
Personnes âgées -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Personnes âgées -- États-Unis -- Opinion publique.
Public opinion -- United States.
USA.
Description xii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index.
Contents pt. I: Changing perceptions of the aged's roles in nineteenth-century America -- The usefulness of old age -- Variations on a theme -- The obsolescence of old age -- part II: The demographic and socioeconomic dimensions of old age -- The rhetoric and realities of growing old diverge in nineteenth-century America -- Old age becomes "modern" in twentieth-century America -- part III: Contemporary old age in historical perspective -- Old age becomes a national problem -- Social Security: A novel solution for the problem of America's aged -- Old age in the United States since Social Security.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4571798
(OCoLC)ocm04571798
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Achenbaum, W. Andrew.
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