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: 
Richard Ivan Jobs
Reviewer: 
Ivan Jablonka

Jablonka on Jobs, 'Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War'


Richard Ivan Jobs. Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. 364 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5452-1.

Reviewed by Ivan Jablonka
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

French Youth

Author: 
Stephen Burt
Reviewer: 
Richard Flynn

Flynn on Burt, 'The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence'


Stephen Burt. The Forms of Youth: Twentieth-Century Poetry and Adolescence. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. viii + 263 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14142-0; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-51202-2.

Reviewed by Richard Flynn
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Poetry and the Adolescent Age

Author: 
Lindsey Earner-Byrne
Reviewer: 
Ginger Frost

Frost on Earner-Byrne, 'Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Dublin, 1922-60'


Lindsey Earner-Byrne. Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Dublin, 1922-60. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007. x + 245 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-7474-5.

Reviewed by Ginger Frost
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Women and Children Last?

Author: 
Susan A. Miller
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Helgren

Helgren on Miller, 'Growing Girls: The Natural Origins of Girls' Organizations in America'


Susan A. Miller. Growing Girls: The Natural Origins of Girls' Organizations in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007. x + 270 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-4063-4; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-4064-1.

Reviewed by Jennifer Helgren
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Dieter Kastner
Reviewer: 
Jason Tebbe

Tebbe on Kastner, 'Kinderarbeit im Rheinland: Entstehung und Wirkung des ersten preußischen Gesetzes gegen die Arbeit von Kindern in Fabriken von 1839'


Dieter Kastner. Kinderarbeit im Rheinland: Entstehung und Wirkung des ersten preußischen Gesetzes gegen die Arbeit von Kindern in Fabriken von 1839. Köln: SH-Verlag, 2004. 303 pp. EUR 29.80 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-89498-129-7.

Reviewed by Jason Tebbe
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Andrew Donson

The Machinery of Reform

Author: 
Albrecht Classen, ed
Reviewer: 
Daniel T. Kline

Kline on Classen, 'Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: The Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality'


Albrecht Classen, ed. Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: The Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005. vii + 445 pp. Illustrations. $157.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-018421-1.

Reviewed by Daniel T. Kline
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
James Alan Marten
Reviewer: 
Gail Murray

Murray on Marten, 'Children in Colonial America'


James Alan Marten. Children in Colonial America. New York: New York University Press, 2007. xiii + 253 pp. $71.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-5715-4; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-5716-1.

Reviewed by Gail Murray
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Not Just Little Adults

Author: 
Hubert Damisch
Reviewer: 
Bronwen Wilson

Wilson on Damisch, 'A Childhood Memory by Piero della Francesca'


Hubert Damisch. A Childhood Memory by Piero della Francesca. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007. xi + 113 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3441-7; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-3442-4.

Reviewed by Bronwen Wilson (Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2008)

Author: 
William J. Reese, John L. Rury, eds.
Reviewer: 
William W. Cutler

Cutler on Reese and Rury, 'Rethinking the History of American Education'


William J. Reese, John L. Rury, eds. Rethinking the History of American Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xii + 292 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-60009-6.

Reviewed by William W. Cutler (III, Departments of History and Educational Policies Studies, Temple University)
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2008)

Revising the Revisionists: A Reprise

Author: 
Ivan Jablonka
Reviewer: 
Jane Newland

Newland on Jablonka, 'Enfants en exil: transfert de pupilles réunionnais en métropole (1963-1982)'


Ivan Jablonka. Enfants en exil: transfert de pupilles réunionnais en métropole (1963-1982). Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2007. 349 pp. EUR 21.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-02-093229-5.

Reviewed by Jane Newland (Department of French Studies, University of Waterloo)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2008)

Exiled in France: The Plight of a Generation of Réunionnais Children

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