A History of the American Teenager covers how teens lived in each era, what they did for work and play, and how they spent their free time. The story begins in the late nineteenth century, before the concept of teenager existed, and ends in the twenty-first century era of social media and teen consumers. The book includes entertainment and pop culture for each era, includiA History of the American Teenager covers how teens lived in each era, what they did for work and play, and how they spent their free time. The story begins in the late nineteenth century, before the concept of teenager existed, and ends in the twenty-first century era of social media and teen consumers. The book includes entertainment and pop culture for each era, including music, dance, film, television, and fashion....
|Title||:||From Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
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From Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager Reviews
Before the early 1900s, the concept of teenagers, even the word itself, didn’t exist. This book charts the rise of the teenager in American history, as teens begin to drive the economy, culture, and technology of the country, all while driving their parents crazy. Even from the beginning of teenagers, parents and teens clashed over music, fashion, trends, and their morality.The book includes many photographs and captions, and moves quickly, if not downright abruptly, from one topic to the next. The end includes a time line, source notes, bibliography, index, and additional movies and books, but no glossary. The topic is fun and interesting, but the format and word choice are serious and academic, ideal for a school report but not for casual browsing.The final chapter of the book will quickly become outdated, with its references to vampire books and musical TV shows, so hopefully the publishers intend to keep this one up to date. Adults will enjoy the book as they find their own teen era depicted, and today’s teens will most likely disagree with their section, as they are-of course—unique and indefinable, whose parents simply don’t understand. (Reviewed for Puget Sound Council)
I was all set to enjoy this book. Really. The cover was enticing and all the photos inside were excellent.Unfortunately, those are the pros. The cons ? Treating teenagers like an oppressed group of people is Ridiculous in the extreme !The author seems to be totally unaware that the teens of 1910 become the parents/adults of 1930 and so on. She treats them as though the same teens in the 1910's are still being held down/back by the adults for 100 years.... Also presents all teens as the intellectual/emotional maturity equivalent of adults. Has she ever Met a teenager ?The hallmark of this book is taking a single event in time and making a broad sweeping statement that covers All Teens (or adults) for a decade.... Example: page 65, shooting of Pres. Kennedy. "Teenagers lost their optimism, and their shared grief bound them together as a group" Millions of people with identical feelings about Every Single Thing.Uummmm...No....But the Jazz Baby on the cover really is a good picture....
For a pint-sized package, this book sure brings the research and explanations about teenagers, showcasing the history of the teenager in America from the legitimate birth of the world to fashion, entertainment, impact on history, and trends.The mark of a good nonfiction is making it worth talking about and not only do I want to talk about the book but I've learned information to spread to others. The pictures are fun to compare and showcase how much of an impact advertising and marketing has had on that population. Fascinating.
This is a pretty interesting lens through which to view the 20th century: teens, their habits, their culture, and the incredible effect they have had on American life today. Great for older middle school kids or high schoolers.
I learned a lot of things about teenagers that I never knew before.
Very interesting book. One I think many students could use or find appealing as free reading.