6-1 | Childhood in World History

Book Review

Childhood in World History

Peter N. Stearns
New York: Routledge, 2nd ed., 2011. Contents, preface, further reading, index. 179 pp. $29.95 paper. ISBN: 9780415598095

by Ellen M. Tsagaris

First Paragraph:

In the second edition of Childhood in World History, Peter Stearns updates his earlier study of the global history of childhood with expanded discussions of theory, methodology, childhood in Africa and South Asia, and a new chapter on children’s happiness. Stearns addresses these and other themes with clear prose and little professional jargon. He delivers, instead, a lucid analysis of new research and synthesis of previous secondary works in the field.