Childhood in question: Children, parents and the state

Childhood in question: Children, parents and the state

by Anthony Fletcher, Stephen Hussey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719053948
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 0.41(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Anthony Fletcher is Professor of History at the University of Essex

Stephen Hussey is Essex County Lecturer in History at the University of Essex

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What is a child? Anna Davin

Chapter 2: Children's deaths in the seventeenth century. Ralph Houlbrooke.

Chapter 3: Silent witnesses? Children and the breakdown of domestic and social order in early modern England.

Chapter 4: 'A denial of innocence': Female juvenile victims of rape and the English legal system in the eighteenth century.

Chapter 5: Home, play and street life: Causes of, and explanations for, juvenile crime in the early nineteenth century. Heather Shore

Chapter 6: Parental-child separation and colonial careers: The Talbot family correspondence in the 1880s and 1890s.

Elizabeth Buettner.

Chapter 7: Family, community and the regulation of child sex abuse: London 1870-1914. Louise Jackson.

Chapter 8: Homeless, destitute and neglected: Children's experience of welfare in modern Scotland. Lynn Abrams.

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