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George R. Clay

George R. Clay, the author of this article on nineteenthcentury children, is a freelance writer who has published short stories in a number of magazines, principally the New Yorker . “I’m currently on the staff of the New York State Historical Association,” he writes, “live in Cooperstown, and have five twentieth-century children.”

Articles by this Author

As the nation changed, so did its theories about raising youngsters. Prayed over or let run wild, and always the despair of foreign visitors, they have usually survived