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: 
Kriste Lindenmeyer
Reviewer: 
David MacLeod

MacLeod on Lindenmeyer, 'The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s'


Kriste Lindenmeyer. The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005. xiv + 305 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-660-5; $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-730-5.

Reviewed by David MacLeod (Department of History, Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Childhood (February, 2007)

Author: 
Walter Benjamin
Reviewer: 
Andrew Donson

Donson on Benjamin, 'Berlin Childhood around 1900'


Walter Benjamin. Berlin Childhood around 1900. Introduction by Peter Szondi. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. xvi + 192 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-02222-5.

Reviewed by Andrew Donson (Departments of German and History, The University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Published on H-Childhood (February, 2007)

Objectifying Childhood around 1932

Author: 
Nicholas Sammond
Reviewer: 
Stephen M. Gennaro

Gennaro on Sammond, 'Babes in Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930-1960'


Nicholas Sammond. Babes in Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930-1960. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 472 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3463-7.

Reviewed by Stephen M. Gennaro (Department of Art History and Communications, McGill University and Childhood Studies, Division of Humanities, York University)
Published on H-Childhood (January, 2007)

Author: 
Patrick J. McGuinn
Reviewer: 
Stephen Lassonde

Lassonde on McGuinn, 'No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005'


Patrick J. McGuinn. No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. xi + 260 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1443-1.

Reviewed by Stephen Lassonde (Department of History, Yale University)
Published on H-Childhood (January, 2007)

Author: 
S. Jay Kleinberg
Reviewer: 
LeRoy Ashby

Ashby on Kleinberg, 'Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880-1939'


S. Jay Kleinberg. Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880-1939. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. xiv + 230 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03020-8.

Reviewed by LeRoy Ashby (Department of History, Washington State University)
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2006)

Author: 
Lisa Sun-Hee Park
Reviewer: 
Melissa Klapper

Klapper on Park, 'Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs'


Lisa Sun-Hee Park. Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005. xii + 169 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5248-0.

Reviewed by Melissa Klapper (Department of History, Rowan University)
Published on H-Childhood (December, 2006)

Status and Sacrifice

Author: 
Alan McDougall
Reviewer: 
Dirk Schumann

Schumann on McDougall, 'Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement, 1946-1968'


Alan McDougall. Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement, 1946-1968. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 261 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-927627-1.

Reviewed by Dirk Schumann (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.)
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2006)

Failure to Connect

Author: 
Tobias Hecht
Reviewer: 
Mona Gleason

Gleason on Hecht, 'After Life: An Ethnographic Novel'


Tobias Hecht. After Life: An Ethnographic Novel. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006. 183 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3788-1; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-3750-8.

Reviewed by Mona Gleason (Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Childhood (November, 2006)

The Importance of Making Things Up

Author: 
Joyce E. Everett, Sandra P. Chipingu, Bogart R. Leashore, eds.
Reviewer: 
David Noon

Noon on Everett and Chipingu and Leashore, 'Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective'


Joyce E. Everett, Sandra P. Chipingu, Bogart R. Leashore, eds. Child Welfare Revisited: An Africentric Perspective. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004. xi + 294 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-3463-3.

Reviewed by David Noon (Department of Social Sciences, University of Alaska-Southeast)
Published on H-Childhood (September, 2006)

Author: 
Dale D. Johnson, Bonnie Johnson
Reviewer: 
Jennifer de Forest

de Forest on Johnson and Johnson, 'High Stakes: Poverty, Testing, and Failure in American Schools'


Dale D. Johnson, Bonnie Johnson. High Stakes: Poverty, Testing, and Failure in American Schools. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. xv + 255 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-3531-2; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-3532-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer de Forest (University of Virginia)
Published on H-Childhood (September, 2006)

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