Call for Essays on Children in Colonial North America
Call for Papers Deadline:
Soliciting contributions for an anthology on children in colonial North America, which is to initiate a new series, Children and Youth in America, to be published by NYU Press. Essays will examine the unique experiences of European, African, and Native American children and youth in North America between the early 16th and mid-18th centuries. Proposals will be considered on topics related to the British colonies as well as to the Spanish colonies in Florida and the Southwest and to the French colonies in Canada and the Great Lakes region. Acceptable topics will include but will not be limited to: raising, educating, and caring for children; children as slaves and as workers; the intersection of racial and ethnic cultures; differences and similarities in the experiences of girls and boys; and coming of age. Whenever possible and appropriate, the points of view of children and youth should be presented. Although interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed and, indeed, encouraged, the essays need to be framed with a historical sensibility. Final essays will run an estimated 6-8000 words, including notes.
The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2004. Interested scholars should email their one-page proposals, along with brief c.v.'s, directly to James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, who is editor of both the series and the proposed anthology. His email address is provided below. Final versions of the essays chosen for the anthology will be due on October 1, 2004.
Please contact the editor directly with questions.
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