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A Window into Explaining the Past, 24 Sep 2009
As a social historical enthusiast, I found this book really interesting. It make many links and illuminated certain gaps in my knowledge. I am pleased to say these links connect to art, social customs, religion etc, it has helped to explain ideas taken for granted or just glossed over.
Likewise it explodes thoughts and conceptions about childhood/adulthood, how children were viewed, their responsibilities and family dependency on their earnings. Modern childhood is now imploding and returning to early expectations, but not by adults choosing, but by children themselves.