Mintz, Prologue & Ch, 1 & 2

1. Compare the child rearing practices of Puritan, Indian, and Chesapeake parents in the seventeenth century. How were they similar? How were they different?

2. Explain the significance of family stability to the experience of growing up in eighteenth century America.

3. Describe the importance of dependence and independence (autonomy) in the lives of "youth" in colonial America.

Be sure to use examples from the text to support any generalizations you make.