Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children” as Want to Read:
Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and discovers an ongoing battle between two main approaches: a “child-centered” focu ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published January 26th 2011 by Vintage
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Raising America, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Raising America

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-7)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sep 21, 2013 Tim rated it really liked it
Fascinating look into how the image of parenting has changed over the last 100 years or so. This was a very detailed book that brought to life the issues throughout the 20th Century. A little slow in parts, so would only recommend for avid non-fiction readers.
I loved learning about Dr. Spock, he was so far ahead of his time. Parenting in America has always been controversial, and so it remains. This is a good reminder for all us parents to cut oursleves some slack!
Rina Yitzhaki
Rina Yitzhaki rated it it was amazing
Apr 13, 2013
Liz marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2011
Rachael marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
zach marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2014
Melissa is currently reading it
Aug 10, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book