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The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World


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Introduction. Is There a Story in the History of Childhood? Paula S. Fass. Part I Childhood in the Ancient World, the Middle Ages and Early Modern Europe. 1.1 Childhood in the Ancient World up to Christianity. Keith Bradley 1.2. Childhood in Judaism and Christianity. Margaret King 1.3. Childhood in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Europe. Joanne Ferraro 1.4. Childhood and the Enlightenment: The Complications of Innocence. Larry Wolff Part II Creating Childhoods in the Western World Since 1600. 2.1. Parents and Children. Julia Grant 2.2. Children's Work in Countryside and City. Colin Heywood 2.3. Children and War. James Marten 2.4. The Emotional Life of Children. Peter Stearns 2.5. Children and the State. James Schmidt 2.6. The Vexed History of Children and Sex. Beth Bailey. 2.7. Age, Schooling and Life Stages. Stephen Lassonde 2.8. Adolescence. Don Romesburg 2.9. The Physical Spaces of Childhood. Marta Gutman 2.10. Games, Toys and Play. Gary Cross 2.11. Children and Consumption. Daniel Thomas Cook 2.12. Picturing Children in the Modern West. Anne Higonnet 2.13. Children's Literature. Maria Nikolajeva. Part III Special Children at Special Times or Places 3.1. Children in North American Slavery. Steven Mintz 3.2. Mixed Race Children in the American West. Anne Hyde 3.3. Infanticide and Abortion in Sweden. Bengt Sandin 3.4. Dependent Children, Social Welfare, and the Rights of Children. Ivan Jablonka 3.5. Children as Vagrants, Vagabonds, and Thieves. Timothy Gilfoyle 3.6. Scouting and Other Organizations for Children and Youth. Jay Mechlin 3.7. Children in the Great Depression in the United States. Kriste Lindenmeyer 3.8. Childhood in Nazi Germany. Dirk Schumann 3.9. International Child Saving. Dominique Marshall 3.10. Latin American Childhoods. Nara Milanich

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Paula S. Fass is Professor of the Graduate School and Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Her publications include Children of a New World (2007), the Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (2004), Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America (1997) and Reinventing Childhood After World War II, edited with Michael Grossberg, (2012).

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