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: 
Nara B. Milanich
Reviewer: 
Eileen M. Ford

Ford on Milanich, 'Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850–1930'


Nara B. Milanich. Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850–1930. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. xv + 355 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4557-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4574-9.

Reviewed by Eileen M. Ford (California State University Los Angeles)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Loren R. Lerner, ed.
Reviewer: 
Helen Brown

Brown on Lerner, 'Depicting Canada's Children'


Loren R. Lerner, ed. Depicting Canada's Children. Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada Series. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xxv + 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55458-050-7.

Reviewed by Helen Brown (Vancouver Island University)
Published on H-Childhood (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Ann Shelby Blum
Reviewer: 
Sandra Aguilar

Aguilar on Blum, 'Domestic Economies: Family, Work, and Welfare in Mexico City, 1884-1943'


Ann Shelby Blum. Domestic Economies: Family, Work, and Welfare in Mexico City, 1884-1943. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. xliii + 351 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-1359-3.

Reviewed by Sandra Aguilar (Moravian College)
Published on H-Childhood (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
André Turmel
Reviewer: 
Barbara Beatty

Beatty on Turmel, 'A Historical Sociology of Childhood: Developmental Thinking, Categorization and Graphic Visualization'


André Turmel. A Historical Sociology of Childhood: Developmental Thinking, Categorization and Graphic Visualization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xii + 362 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-87977-4; $35.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-70563-9.

Reviewed by Barbara Beatty (Wellesley College)
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Allison J. Pugh
Reviewer: 
Hilary Levey

Levey on Pugh, 'Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture'


Allison J. Pugh. Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. 320 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25843-3; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-25844-0.

Reviewed by Hilary Levey (Harvard University)
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Kathryn Bond Stockton
Reviewer: 
Don Romesburg

Romesburg on Stockton, 'The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century'


Kathryn Bond Stockton. The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. x + 294 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4364-6; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4386-8.

Reviewed by Don Romesburg (Sonoma State University)
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Dennis Denisoff, ed.
Reviewer: 
David Greenspoon

Greenspoon on Denisoff, 'The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture'


Dennis Denisoff, ed. The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture. Ashgate, 2008. x + 239 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-6156-6.

Reviewed by David Greenspoon (Penn State University)
Published on H-Childhood (March, 2010)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Consuming Childhood in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: 
Leslie Paris
Reviewer: 
Allison E. Wright

Wright on Paris, 'Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp'


Leslie Paris. Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp. New York: New York University Press, 2008. xi + 364 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6707-8.

Reviewed by Allison E. Wright (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2009)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Reviewer: 
Carrie Wasinger

Wasinger on Talairach-Vielmas, 'Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels'


Laurence Talairach-Vielmas. Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels. London: Ashgate, 2007. 188 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-6034-7.

Reviewed by Carrie Wasinger
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Taking Children's Stories Seriously

Author: 
Gary S. Cross
Reviewer: 
Lisa Jacobson

Jacobson on Cross, 'Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity'


Gary S. Cross. Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. 316 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14430-8; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-51311-1.

Reviewed by Lisa Jacobson (UC Santa Barbara)
Published on H-Childhood (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

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