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Kay E. Vandergrift
|Social History of Children's Literature Page||
In order to provide a context for the study of children's literature an examination of the history of childhood is essential. Various word wide web sites are provided as well as a bibliography of readings to frame this study.
BIBLIOGRAPHY IN THE HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD
Aries, Philippe. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life. New York: Knopf, 1962.
Beatty, Barbara. Preschool Education in America: The Culture of Young Children from the Colonial Era to the Present. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
Cable, Mary. The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.
Cleverly, John, and Philips, D. C. Visions of Childhood: Influential Models from Locke to Spock. Revised Edition. New York: Teachers College Press, 1986.
Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood: Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood. Ed. by Allison James and Alan Prout. London: Falmer Press, 1990.
Cunningham, Hugh. Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500. New York: Longman, 1995.
Curtis, John Gould. "Saving the Infant Class from Hell," Scribner's Magazine. Volume 86 (1929): 564-570.
De Mause, Lloyd. The History of Childhood. New York: The Psychohistory Press, 1974.
Golden, Mark. Children and Childhood in Classical Athens. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Holland, Patricia. What Is A Child?: Popular Images of Childhood. London: Virago, 1992.
Hoyles, Martin and Phil Evans. The Politics of Childhood. London: Journeyman, 1989.
Humphries, Stephen and Others.. A Century of Childhood. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988.
Hunt, Felicity, ed. Lessons for Life: The Schooling of Girls and Women 1850-1950. New York: Blackwell. 1987.
Jenks, Chris. Childhood. London: Routledge, 1996.
Kolmer, E. "The McGuffey Readers: Exponents of American Classical Liberalism," The Journal of General Education. Volume 27 (Winter 1976): 309-316.
Lopez, M. D. "A Guide to the Interdisciplinary Literature of the History of Childhood," History of Childhood Quarterly. Volume I (Winter 1974): 463-494.
Opening Texts: Psychoanalysis and the Culture of the Child. ed. by Joseph H. Smith and William Kerrigan. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Rosen, Michael. The Penguin Book of Childhood. New York: Viking, 1994.
Shahar, Shulamith. Childhood in the Middle Ages. Trans. By Chaya Galai. London: Routledge, 1992.
Sommerville, Charles John. The Discovery of Childhood in Puritan England. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
Steedman, Carolyn. Strange Dislocations: Childhood and the Idea of Human Inferiority, 1780-1930. London: Virago Press, 1995.
Sutton-Smith, B. "Psychology of Childlore: The Triviality Barrier," Western Folklore. Volume 29 (January 1970): 1.
Tucker, Nicholas. Childhood. Hove, England: Wayland, 1990.
Wachtel, Andrew. The Battle for Childhood: Creation of a Russian Myth. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990.
Ward, Colin and Tim Ward. Images of Childhood in Old Postcards. Stroud, England: A. Sutton, 1991.
West, Elliott and Paula Petrik, eds. Small Worlds: Children and Adolescents in America, 1850-1950. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 1992.
West, Mark I. Children, Culture, and Controversy. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1988.
Wortham, Sue Clark. Childhood 1892-1992. Association of Childhood Education International, 1992.
Zinsser, Judith P. History and Feminism: A Glass Half Full. New York: Twayne, 1993.