Soliciting contributions for an anthology tentatively titled "Children and Youth in a New Nation," to be published by NYU Press in the Children and Youth in America series. Essays will examine the unique experiences of American children of all ages, ethnicities, and regions from the American revolution through the 1830s. Authors will place children and youth in the contexts of such salient themes of the period as Republicanism, the effects of war on society, westward expansion, early immigration, rise of the middle class, and antebellum reform. Other acceptable topics will include but will not be limited to: raising, educating, and caring for children; the intersection of racial and ethnic cultures; gender and sexuality; 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 January 31, 2007. Interested scholars should email their one-page proposals, along with 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 email@example.com.
Final versions of the essays chosen for the anthology will be due on August 31, 2007.
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