"Blueprint for a Better World": Teenage Political Education in Seventeen Magazine

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The latest installment of American Childhoods on H-Amsdy is the first in a three part series tracing the history of teen girls' engagement in politics though Seventeen magazine from 1944 to 1970. This installment is titled "Blueprint for a Better World": Teenage Political Education in Seventeen Magazine, 1944-1950 and is written by Tessa Mazey-Richardson. It covers efforts by the magazine's editors to interest and involve teenage girls in conversations around the formation of the United Nation and atomic energy, among other topics, and reactions for and against political content in the magazine expressed by readers in letters written to the magazine.