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About the Author

Grace Palladino is coeditor of the Samuel Gompers Papers at the University of Maryland and is the author of the prizewinning book Another Civil War.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Book For A Short Subject But Thought-Provoking 26 Sept. 2005
By Dai-keag-ity - Published on
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The story of how the unique culture of teenagers came to rise in the 20th century. Teenagers, the most gossiped-about, the most storied, envied, disliked, discriminated against, and misunderstood group of all modern western humans, finally have a book of their own that is sympathetic to their cause. (Although I doubt few will ever read it.) Palladino cites the social injustices teens face, reminds us how short a time the word "teenager" has been in our cultural lexicon, and studies the way teens have thought, spoken, acted, and influenced popular society throughout time. This is an unexpectedly scholarly yet interesting book that takes the time to go out on a limb and side with the rebellious youth among us, and also to speculate on how the teen years are changing and how they might ultimately be in the near future. I liked Teenagers: An American History well enough to buy a copy after I'd finished the one I happened to get from the local library.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A promising book that needs better fact checking 24 Aug. 2011
By historyprof78 - Published on
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I am teaching a course on the history of youth this semester. I read Palladino's entertaining book when considering adopting it for my course. In the end, I passed on the book because of some sloppy research in the first chapter. For example, Palladino begins her book by telling the story of Alfred Fondler (age 23) a man who slapped "a teenage girl" at a movie theater. Palladino uses this narrative to stake out major themes of her book: the changing cultural meaning of "teenager" and youth culture and resistance. Yet, the facts are fudged in her opening anecdote. The woman in question who was slapped--Margaret Schultz--was 24 years old, a year older than her assailant. The newspaper articles that describe Schultz as a "girl" do so because adult women were often infantalized. Violence against Schultz, moreover, was sanctioned not because Schultz was young but because she was female.
Because a casual fact checking of Palladino's first footnote reveal this kind of error, I worried about what a more careful analysis would find. In the end, I used a series of articles.
I hope a second edition of this book will have more careful fact checking because this text has a lot of promise and will be a valuable resource for students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a bit of an eye opener when reading how ... 11 Dec. 2014
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It's a bit of an eye opener when reading how far teenager culture was at their time periods and makes me think of my own teenage years.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 22 Dec. 2014
By Emma - Published on
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Learned a lot about teenagers and their impact on society. Interesting book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Mar. 2015
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fantastic read
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