Raising Baby by the Book: The Education of American Mothers

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Yale University Press
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Contents

The Emergence
13
Womens
39
Race Class
70
Delivering the Message of Scientific
113
Mothers Responses
137
The Practice and Politics of Parenting
161
The Impact of the Baby Book on PostWorld War II
201
Conclusion
245
Notes
251
Index
305
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Page 19 - Everything is good as it leaves the hands of the Author of things; everything degenerates in the hands of man.
Page 19 - I feel how much is to be learnt by myself. The person who undertakes to form the infant mind, to cut off the distorted shoots, and direct and fashion those which may, in due time, become fruitful and lovely branches, ought to possess a deep and accurate knowledge of human nature. It is no easy task to ascertain, not only the principles and habits of thinking, but also the causes which produce them. It is no easy task, not only to watch over actions, but also to become acquainted with the motives...
Page 20 - In my Opinion, this Business has been too long fatally left to the Management of Women who cannot be supposed to have proper knowledge to fit them for such a Task, notwithstanding they look upon it to be their own Province
Page 13 - Diuerse children haue their different natures; some are like flesh which nothing but salt will keep from putrefaction; some again like tender fruits that are best presented with sugar: those parents are wise that can fit their nurture according to their Nature.

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