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A New History of the American Adolescent Experience Thomas Hine provides some interesting observations in this semi-historical book about the recent phenomenon called “the teenager.”  The author’s opinion is that before the Depression and WWII, teenagers were considered adults as soon as they were capable of performing adult work and responsibilities.  Since then, they have been “set aside” to wait until they become adults.  His point is “not to assert...

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