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Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

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Illustrations ix
Foreword by Ruth O'Brien xi
Preface xv

Introduction: Ain't I a Person? 1
Chapter 1: How to Think about Childhood 15
Chapter 2: How to Think about Children's Rights 29

Part 1: The Privacy Principle: Stories of Bondage and Belonging
Chapter 3: Boys in Slavery and Servitude: Frederick Douglass 51
Chapter 4: Girls at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Dred Scott's Daughters 75
Chapter 5: Growing Up in State Custody: "Tony" and "John G." 93

Part 2: The Agency Principle: Stories of Voice and Participation
Chapter 6: The Printer's Apprentice: Ben Franklin and Youth Speech 111
Chapter 7: Youth in the Civil Rights Movement: John Lewis and Sheyann Webb 133

Part 3: The Equality Principle: Stories of Equal Opportunity
Chapter 8: Old Maids and Little Women: Louisa Alcott and William Cather 159
Chapter 9: Breaking the Prison of Disability: Helen Keller and the Children of "Greenhaven" 180

Part 4: The Dignity Principle: Stories of Resistance and Resilience
Chapter 10: Hide and Survive: Anne Frank and "Liu" 213
Chapter 11: Children at Work: Newsboys, Entrepreneurs, and "Evelyn" 234

Part 5: The Protection Principle: Stories of Guilt and Innocence
Chapter 12: Telling the Scariest Secrets: Maya Angelou and "Jeannie" 259
Chapter 13: Age and the Idea of Innocence: "Amal" and Lionel Tate 279
CONCLUSION: The Future of Rights 304

Notes 315
Bibliography 337
Index 349

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