H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. Subscriptions to H-Childhood are free. The H-Childhood network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Recent Network Content

Author: 
Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Reviewer: 
Barbara Brickman

Brickman on Wojcik, 'Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction'


Pamela Robertson Wojcik. Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6447-0.

Reviewed by Barbara Brickman (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Childhood (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karen Dunak

Dunak on Kiuchi and Villarruel, 'The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture'


Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds. The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9884-0.

Reviewed by Karen Dunak (Muskingum University)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Midwest orphans

H-Midwest has just started a new blog on Museums of Minneasota and H-Childhood subscribers may be interested in the first contribution, "They Were Numbers...Not Children." It comes from The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum and tells the stories of some children who lived at the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children which operated from 1886

THE LOST CHILDREN OF FRANCOISM

June 7, 6.30 pm

 Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4FN

The Franco regime took 30,000 children from leftists between 1939-1953 and used adoptive families or Francoist care homes to turn the youngsters against their parents’ ideas. These removals morphed into a criminal enterprise: between1953-1990 doctors and nurses sold around 300,000 children into adoption. Today a growing movement of relatives and victims is demanding truth and justice about what happened.

CFP: Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks proposals for the 2017 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 18-22 in St. Louis, MO. MPCA/ACA has extended the deadline for submission to May 15, 2017. You can see our original call here, just note the change of date!

See you under the arch!

Patrick

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