Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index.
Introduction. "I Don't Understand What's Come Over the Children of This Generation" -- 1. "Youth Must Have Its Fling": The Beginnings of Modern Adolescence -- 2. Picturing Labor: Lewis W. Hine, the Child Labor Movement, and the Meanings of Adolescent Work -- 3. "Irreverence and the American Spirit": Immigrant Parents, American Adolescents, and the Invention of the Generation Gap -- 4. "Youth Demands Amusement": Dancing, Dance Halls, and the Exercise of Adolescent Freedom -- 5. "Youth Is Always Turbulent": Reinterpretations of Adolescence from Bohemia to Samoa -- Epilogue: Smells Like Teen Spirit.