5-2 | Reinventing Childhood after World War II

Book Review

Reinventing Childhood after World War II

Paula S. Fass and Michael Grossberg, eds.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. Contents, notes, index. 182 pp. $42.50 paper. ISBN: 9780812243673

by James Marten

First Paragraph:

How many historians does it take to write an insightful, provocative, scholarly, and readable little book that will help students and historians alike understand the contexts in which the history and historiographies of children and youth have developed over the last half century? In this case, seven—the number who contributed to this model of purposeful collaboration that stakes a claim for the potential of history as a tool to explore and even influence public attitudes about and government policies toward children.