"With rigor and clarity, Fass is able to draw fascinating conclusions...Indeed, readers familiar with Fass's previous work will recognize her lucid, foreful, and engaging prose style..."
-William S. Bush,Journal of American Ethnic History
“In this remarkable volume, Paula S. Fass, a pioneer and pace-setter in the burgeoning field of children's history, demonstrates that a knowledge of history is essential to understanding contemporary controversies over child protection, the commercialization of childhood, multiculturalism in public schools, and the impact of globalization.”
-Steven Mintz,author of Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood
About the Author
Paula S. Fass is the Margaret Byrne Professor History at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America, Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education, and The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s. She is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society and (with Mary Ann Mason) Childhood in America (available from NYU Press).