Mintz, Ch. 9 & 10

1. What does Mintz mean when he says that children were put "under the magnifying glass" at the end of the nineteenth century? Give at least two examples of his evidence for this claim.

2. Charles Dana Gibson called this image "The Sweetest Story Every Told." It appeared in Collier's Magazine about 1910. What does it say about American perceptions of young women at this time?


3. Where and how did the immigrant child learn about America? What impact did this education have on the child and his or her family?