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: 
Carolyn E. Cocca
Reviewer: 
Amanda Littauer

Littauer on Cocca, 'Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States'


Carolyn E. Cocca. Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. xiii + 228 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-5906-5.

Reviewed by Amanda Littauer (Departments of History and Women's Studies, Saint Mary's College)
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2007)

Continuity and Change in U.S. Statutory Rape Law

Author: 
Ping-chen Hsiung
Reviewer: 
Jon Saari

Saari on Hsiung, 'A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China'


Ping-chen Hsiung. A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2005. xvi + 351 pp. $73.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4164-4.

Reviewed by Jon Saari (Department of History, Northern Michigan University)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2007)

Bringing Bygone Children into Focus: The Quality and Choice of Lenses

Author: 
Dominique Marshall
Reviewer: 
Tamara Myers

Myers on Marshall, 'The Social Origins of the Welfare State: Québec Families, Compulsory Education, and Family Allowances, 1940-1955'


Dominique Marshall. The Social Origins of the Welfare State: Québec Families, Compulsory Education, and Family Allowances, 1940-1955. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006. 280 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88920-452-2.

Reviewed by Tamara Myers (Department of History, University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2007)

Author: 
Thomas S. Henricks
Reviewer: 
Sally McNamee

McNamee on Henricks, 'Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression'


Thomas S. Henricks. Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. 239 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07318-2.

Reviewed by Sally McNamee (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, King's University College at the University of Western Ontario)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2007)

More Than Child's Play

Author: 
Claire Perry
Reviewer: 
Jay Mechling

Mechling on Perry, 'Young America: Childhood in Nineteenth-Century Art and Culture'


Claire Perry. Young America: Childhood in Nineteenth-Century Art and Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. xi + 235 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10620-6.

Reviewed by Jay Mechling (American Studies Program, University of California, Davis)
Published on H-Childhood (October, 2007)

Picturing Childhood

Author: 
Ilana Nash
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Marshall

Marshall on Nash, 'American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture'


Ilana Nash. American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006. x + 264 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21802-5.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Marshall (Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University)
Published on H-Childhood (September, 2007)

Author: 
Sasha Su-Ling Welland
Reviewer: 
Valentina Boretti

Boretti on Welland, 'A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters'


Sasha Su-Ling Welland. A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. 392 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-5313-2.

Reviewed by Valentina Boretti (Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Published on H-Childhood (August, 2007)

Author: 
Thomas Macias
Reviewer: 
David Badillo

Badillo on Macias, 'Mestizo in America: Generations of Mexican Ethnicity in the Suburban Southwest'


Thomas Macias. Mestizo in America: Generations of Mexican Ethnicity in the Suburban Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006. x + 200 pp. $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-2505-8; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-2504-1.

Reviewed by David Badillo (Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College (CUNY))
Published on H-Childhood (August, 2007)

Author: 
Susan Honeyman
Reviewer: 
Richard Lowry

Lowry on , 'Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction' and Honeyman, 'Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction'


Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction. Susan Honeyman. . Susan Honeyman. Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005. viii + 184 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1004-8; $9.95 (audio cd), ISBN 978-0-8142-9082-8.

Reviewed by Richard Lowry
Published on H-Childhood (July, 2007)

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