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: 
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

Camps for Kids: Age, Gender, and Power in the Woods

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

Boy-Men, Pal Dads, and the New Culture of Immaturity

Author: 
Susan Sessions Rugh
Reviewer: 
Douglas Sherry

Sherry on Rugh, 'Are We There Yet?: The Golden Age of American Family Vacations'

Susan Sessions Rugh. Are We There Yet?: The Golden Age of American Family Vacations. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008. xii + 240 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1588-9.

Reviewed by Douglas Sherry (Pennsylvania College of Technology) Published on H-Childhood (September, 2009) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

On The Road Again

Author: 
Anna Saunders
Reviewer: 
Bryan Ganaway

Ganaway on Saunders, 'Honecker's Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979-2002'

Anna Saunders. Honecker's Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979-2002. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007. xii + 252 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-7411-0.

Reviewed by Bryan Ganaway (College of Charleston) Published on H-Childhood (August, 2009) Commissioned by Andrew Donson

Honecker's Children

Author: 
Edmund L. Drago
Reviewer: 
Caroline Cox

Cox on Drago, 'Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina'

Edmund L. Drago. Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008. Illustrations. x + 204 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-2937-6.

Reviewed by Caroline Cox (University of Pacific) Published on H-Childhood (August, 2009) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Children and the Legacy of War

Author: 
Andrew Hartman
Reviewer: 
David Mitch

Mitch on Hartman, 'Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School'

Andrew Hartman. Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. x + 251 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-60010-2.

Reviewed by David Mitch (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Published on H-Childhood (July, 2009) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Education and Its Cold War Discontents

Author: 
Paula S. Fass
Reviewer: 
Nihal Ahioglu

Ahioglu on Fass, 'Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization'

Paula S. Fass. Children of a New World: Society, Culture, and Globalization. New York: New York University Press, 2007. x + 269 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2756-0; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-2757-7.

Reviewed by Nihal Ahioglu (Kastamonu University) Published on H-Childhood (April, 2009) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

The Revolutionary History of Childhood

Author: 
Stefania Bernini
Reviewer: 
Ingrid Soderlind

Soderlind on Bernini, 'Family Life and Individual Welfare in Post-War Europe: Britain and Italy Compared'

Stefania Bernini. Family Life and Individual Welfare in Post-War Europe: Britain and Italy Compared. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 199 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-8795-2.

Reviewed by Ingrid Soderlind (Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm) Published on H-Childhood (February, 2009) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Family, State, and Welfare

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