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: 
William J. Reese
Reviewer: 
Gerry Giordano

Giordano on Reese, 'Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History'


William J. Reese. Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 308 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-07304-3.

Reviewed by Gerry Giordano (University of North Florida)
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Schools and Testing

Author: 
Inna Semetsky, Diana Masny, eds.
Reviewer: 
Johan Dahlbeck

Dahlbeck on Semetsky and Masny, 'Deleuze and Education'


Inna Semetsky, Diana Masny, eds. Deleuze and Education. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. 288 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7486-4302-8; $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4303-5.

Reviewed by Johan Dahlbeck (Malmö University)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2013)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Learning to Swim with Deleuze

Author: 
Scott Yenor
Reviewer: 
Alison Lefkovitz

Lefkovitz on Yenor, 'Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought'


Scott Yenor. Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011. xiv + 362 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60258-305-4.

Reviewed by Alison Lefkovitz (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

The History and Politics of the Family

Author: 
Dirk Schumann, ed.
Reviewer: 
Doris Bühler-Niederberger

Bühler-Niederberger on Schumann, 'Raising Citizens in the "Century of the Child": The United States and German Central Europe in Comparative Perspective'


Dirk Schumann, ed. Raising Citizens in the "Century of the Child": The United States and German Central Europe in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. 256 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-696-2.

Reviewed by Doris Bühler-Niederberger (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
Published on H-Childhood (June, 2012)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Nathalie op de Beeck
Reviewer: 
Joseph Zornado

Zornado on op de Beeck, 'Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity'


Nathalie op de Beeck. Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Illustrations. xix + 262 pp. $82.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-6573-0; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-6574-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Zornado (Rhode Island College)
Published on H-Childhood (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
E. Thomas Ewing
Reviewer: 
Sergei Zhuk

Zhuk on Ewing, 'Separate Schools: Gender, Policy, and Practice in Postwar Soviet Education'


E. Thomas Ewing. Separate Schools: Gender, Policy, and Practice in Postwar Soviet Education. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. xii + 300 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-434-7.

Reviewed by Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University)
Published on H-Childhood (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Late Stalinist Schooling

Author: 
V. Lynn Kennedy
Reviewer: 
Anya Jabour

Jabour on Kennedy, 'Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South'


V. Lynn Kennedy. Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. viii + 277 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9417-6.

Reviewed by Anya Jabour (The University of Montana)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Christine Adams
Reviewer: 
Thomas J. Cardoza

Cardoza on Adams, 'Poverty, Charity, and Motherhood: Maternal Societies in Nineteenth-Century France'


Christine Adams. Poverty, Charity, and Motherhood: Maternal Societies in Nineteenth-Century France. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. xi + 251 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03547-0.

Reviewed by Thomas J. Cardoza (Truckee Meadows Community College)
Published on H-Childhood (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Christine A. Woyshner
Reviewer: 
Lisa Kelly

Kelly on Woyshner, 'The National PTA, Race, and Civic Engagement, 1897-1970'


Christine A. Woyshner. The National PTA, Race, and Civic Engagement, 1897-1970. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2009. x + 277 pp. $52.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-0755-0.

Reviewed by Lisa Kelly (Harvard Law School)
Published on H-Childhood (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Disappearing in Desegregation

Author: 
Hilary J. Moss
Reviewer: 
Mary Niall Mitchell

Mitchell on Moss, 'Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America'


Hilary J. Moss. Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. xv + 274 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-54249-2; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-10298-6.

Reviewed by Mary Niall Mitchell (Associate Professor)
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

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