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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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HIST 355 - Childhood and Children in Nineteenth-Century Britain


1 unit(s)
(Same as WMST 355 ) This course examines both the social constructions of childhood and the experiences of children in Britain during the nineteenth century, a period of immense industrial and social change. We analyze the various understandings of childhood at the beginning of the century (including utilitarian, Romantic, and evangelical approaches to childhood) and explore how, by the end of the century, all social classes shared similar expectations of what it meant to be a child. Main topics include the relationships between children and parents, child labor, sexuality, education, health and welfare, abuse, delinquency, and children as imperial subjects. Lydia Murdoch.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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