Old Age in the New Land

Old Age in the New Land

Author: W. Andrew Achenbaum

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:35112100003484

Page: 237

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Peter Laslett, Cambridge University “Old Age in the New Land challenges aspects of a more tentative book on the same topic by David Hackett Fischer. Achenbaum successfully defends his periodization of the history of the aged and his ...

Originally published in 1978. Drawing on a wide range of sources from social, intellectual, and political history, Old Age in the New Land analyzes the changing fates and fortunes of America's elderly in the course of its history. By providing a historical perspective on society's conceptions of aging—and its effects on human lives—Achenbaum's work offers valuable insights for historians, sociologists, gerontologists, and others interested in the "graying" of America.



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