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Children Bound to Labor: The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America 1st Edition

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"Ruth Wallis Herndon and John E. Murray have gathered together twelve fine essays in this volume that provides welcome insight into the varied apprenticeship practices on display in North America from the late seventeenth century through the mid nineteenth. Children Bound to Labor demonstrates that apprenticeship was a pervasive and remarkably flexible institution that could be adapted to fit divergent political and economic contexts in early America."―Georgia Historical Quarterly



"This excellent collection brings together a dozen essays that explore the history and significance of pauper apprenticeship (also known as orphan apprenticeship or binding out). Most of the essays are based on detailed research in the records and circumstances of particular communities; they focus on the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and range across North America, mainly in the British colonies but with interesting essays on New Netherland and Montreal as well. Taken together, these essays do much to advance our knowledge of the institution, and they make a convincing cases for its importance to our understanding of early American culture and development, including the central issues of labor, poverty, ideas about child rearing, society, and the state, and the effects of economic and social changes."―Helena M. Wall, Journal of Southern History



"This book has been needed badly for a long time. While children comprised approximately half of all Americans in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, most scholars have given them scant attention. Children Bound to Labor is easily the best, most comprehensive study of early American childhood. It will appeal to every reader interested either in early America or in the history of childhood."―Billy G. Smith, Distinguished Professor of Letters and Science, Montana State University, author of Class Matters



"Children Bound to Labor offers an unsurpassed vivid portrait of how thousands of otherwise free children became vulnerable members of early American society. Struck by the unfortunate circumstances of illegitimate birth, abandonment, or abuse, these children were bound out to work in the families of strangers everywhere in early America. Herndon and Murray have brought together a superior group of scholars whose research in pauper records presents a compelling and gracefully presented account of how communities struggled to define what it meant to 'govern' and 'properly parent' pauper children."―Cathy Matson, University of Delaware, author of Merchants and Empire and Union of Interests



"The essays in Children Bound to Labor should be read by all social historians for their new findings about childhood, poverty, and work in early America. This important and unique collection offers transnational and cross-regional insights into parent-child, family-state, and master-servant relationships in North America from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries."―Christopher Clark, University of Connecticut, author of Social Change in America

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"Children Bound to Labor offers an unsurpassed vivid portrait of how thousands of otherwise free children became vulnerable members of early American society when struck by the unfortunate circumstances of illegitimate birth, abandonment, or abuse. In the absence of sheltering institutions, these children were bound out to work in the families of strangers everywhere in early America. Herndon and Murry have brought together a superior group of scholars whose research in little-studied pauper records presents a compelling and gracefully presented account of these children at work and how their communities struggled to define what it meant to 'govern' and 'properly parent' them."--Cathy Matson, University of Delaware --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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