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Awards

The Grace Abbott Book Prize

2017: David Pomfret
Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Stanford University Press, 2015).

2016: Catherine Jones
Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2015).

2015: Ellen Boucher
Empire’s Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, and the Decline of the British World, 1869–1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

2014: Daniel Rivers
Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II (UNC Press, 2013).

2013: Robin Bernstein
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood From Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2011)

2011: Nara B. Milanich
Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009)

2009: Catriona Kelly
Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991 (Yale University Press, 2007)

2007: Julia L. Mickenberg
Learning from the Left: Children‚s Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Fass-Sandin Best Article Prize

2017 (English) Brian Rouleau
” ‘In Praise of Trash’:  Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children’s Devotion.”  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 9 (Fall 2016):  403-423.

2016 (German or Italian): Miriam Turrini
“Poco oltre la soglia: racconti autobiografici di aspiranti gesuiti a metà Seicento,” Studi storici 3 (July-Sept, 2014): 586-614.

2016 (English): Lydia Murdoch
“Carrying the Pox: The Use of Children and Ideals of Childhood in Early British and Imperial Campaigns Against Smallpox,” Journal of Social History, vol. 48, no. 3 (Spring 2015): 511-535.

2015 (English): Barbara Young Welke
“The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy,” Journal of American History (June 2014), 97-121.
(Honourable Mention: Emily C. Bruce, ‘“Each word shows how you love me”: The Social Literacy Practice of Children’s Letter Writing (1760-1860)’, Paedagogica Historica, Vol. 50, No. 3 (2014), 247-64. )

2015 (Scandinavian Languages): Karin Zetterqvist Nelson
“From children of the Nation to individuals in their own right,” Scandia (2012: 2) and Olle Widhe, “’The Battle Is Ours!’ A Study of Olof Fryxell’s Snow Castle: a Tale for Countryside Boys and the Revival of Gothicism in 19th Century Swedish Children’s Literature” (Samlarf 2013).

2014 (English): Nicholas Syrett
“‘I did and I Don’t Regret It’: Child Marriage and the Contestation of Childhood in the United States,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (vol. 6, Spring 2013).
(Honorable Mention: Helle Strandgaard Jensen’s “TV as Children’s Spokesman: Conflicting Notions of Children and Childhood in Danish Children’s Television around 1968,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (vol. 6, Winter 2013).

2013: Ishita Pande
“Coming of Age: Law, sex, and Childhood in Late Colonial India,” Gender & History vol. 24, no. 1 (April 2012)

2011: Aaron L. Alcorn
“Flying into Modernity: Model Airplanes, Consumer Culture, and the Making of Modern Boyhood in the Early Twentieth Century,” History and Technology (June 2009)

2009: Susan J. Pearson
“Infantile Specimens: Showing Babies in Nineteenth-Century America,” Journal of Social History (December 2008)

2007: Tamara Myers
“Embodying Delinquency: Boys’ Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice History in Early-Twentieth-Century Quebec,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (October 2005)

2005: Timothy Gilfoyle
“Street-Rats and Gutter-Snipes: Child Pickpockets and Street Culture in New York City, 1850-1900” Journal of Social History (2004)

2003: Mona Gleason
“Disciplining the Student Body: Schooling and the Construction of Canadian Children’s Bodies, 1930-1960,” History of Education Quarterly (2001)