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John C. Van Horne, Editor, in Collaboration with the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton University and the Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia.
Good morning SHEARites,
Hope this is okay to ask here- my original host had to cancel due to job relocation, so I'm looking for a place to stay in Cleveland Wednesday (7/18) through Sunday (7/22) evenings. Would anyone like to save some cash by sharing a room or AirBnB for SHEAR? (I'm pretty low maintenance and could also easily fit on a sofa!)
I was reading the 1976 article, "Benjamin Rush and His Insane Son," published in the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. I became intrigued by this: Rush wrote to a friend that "My eldest son ... has more than once begged me to flog him in preference to confining him" (1319).
How prevalent was confining children as a punishment in the late 18th and early 19th century? Is there literature on this that people could recommend?
[Ed. note (PBK): our friends at H-Childhood would also be a good source on this question.]
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