Growing Old in the Early Republic: Spiritual, Social, and Economic Issues, 1790-1830, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Growing Old in the Early Republic

Spiritual, Social, and Economic Issues, 1790-1830, 1st Edition

By Paula A. Scott


314 pages

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The focus for this study is Connecticut and the city of Hartford. The text explores different themes and experiences of the elderly in Connecticut in the years between 1790 and 1830 The purpose of the book is to record and to illuminate the spiritual and emotional aspects of being elderly, the economic consequences of growing old, and the ways social experience changed with advancing years.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. American Ideas on Aging and the Elderly to 1830, 3. Making Sense of Old Age, 4. Age and Economic Status, 5. The Economic Challenges of Growing Old, 6. Households of the Aged, 7. Family Lives of the Elderly, 8. Age, Wealth, and Community Leadership, 9. Perspectives on the Elderly

About the Author

Paula A. Scott

About the Series

Garland Studies on the Elderly in America

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General