Remembered Childhoods: A Guide to Autobiography and Memoirs of Childhood and Youth

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 495 pages
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Focusing on first-person accounts that tell, at least in part, the remembered stories of childhood and youth, this guide organizes more than 2,800 titles in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics. Long groups works into such chapters as "The Traveled and the Captive: Adventurers, Explorers, and Warriors;" "Homes and Haunts: The Places and Cultures of Native Lands;" and "The Darker Side of Childhood; Outcasts, Violence, Abuse, Poverty, and Other Traumas." Keywords and occasional notes, along with birth and death dates of the author, accompany the entries, offering further insights.
 

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Contents

Adventurers Explorers and Warriors
1
On the Job in the Field at Home
13
Living on the Land Exotic Locales Urban Living
19
The Places and Cultures of Native Lands
41
Lives and Cultures in Transition
91
Slavery Racism Holocaust and Other Traumas of War
105
Diseases Disabilities and Conditions
123
Intellectuals Historians Journalists and Reformers
135
Business Finance Politicians and the Rich
251
Lawyers Judges Police Criminals and Prisoners
261
Outcasts Violence Abuse Poverty and Other Traumas
267
Mothers Daughters Fathers Sons and Extended Family
289
Bibliography of Collective Works
307
Index
334
Disputed Titles
343
ComingofAge Movies Based on Autobiographical or Semiautobiographical Writings A Selective Filmography
347

Writers Publishers Poets and Other Book People
169
Artists Architects Designersand Friends of the Arts
213
Actors Musicians Dancers and Comedians
219
Sports Recreation and Athletes
237
Health Professionals Scientists and Mathematicians
243

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About the author (2007)

Jeffrey E. Long, former associate editor of and longtime reviewer for American Reference Books Annual, currently works at Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass., and is editor of SoutteReview.

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