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Paula S Fass
Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Berkeley

Paula S Fass is professor of the Graduate School and the Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Her latest book is The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child (2016). She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Essay/Childhood & Adolescence
The end of adolescence

In the 20th century it offered a bridge from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities of adult life. Not any more

Paula S Fass