There are not a great many sites focusing
just on the history of children and childhood. Still,
there are some, and there is information about children
in the other categories on this site.
Society for the History of Children
This is a good place
to start your search. There is a page of links to other
sites, including a number for the professional historian.
Adoption History Project
This site includes a
brief history of adoption, a timeline, and information
about major figures in adoption. It includes a good
bibliography and, even more interesting, an online
archive of historical documents.
Do History: Children in History (University
Just one section of a
remarkably valuable site on how to teach and learn
history. There is a ton of stuff here.
The History of Children and Youth
in Latin America
The site includes a
small but interesting collection of essays about
childhood and youth in Latin America.
History of American Education Web
This was originally
undertaken as a class assignment by members of an
undergraduate Foundations of Education class. Their
professor warns, "Many of the sources which the
students used contained a rather triumphalist view of
American Educational History and the students' reports
tended to reflect that view." Keeping that in mind,
there is some valuable information here.
Human Rights Watch: Child Labor
If you're interested
in the history that is being made now around the world
with regard to children, this is highly informative site.
A student in Mrs. Galvin's fourth grade class found this website page. It's on a commercial site, but it has a great many links about the Industrial Revolution, many of which have information about children. Good find!
History Place: Child Labor in America
1908-1912 The Photographs of Lewis W. Hine
A collection of
photographs organized by type of work
National Child Labor Committee (Library of
The collection page for the NCLC images at the Library of Congress. From this page you can search the collection or find out more about its history.
Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America, by Wilma King
Children:Picturing Childhood from Exploration to the
Present, by Hilary
Mac Austin and Kathleen Thompson
in America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Miriam Formanek-Brunell
Made to Play House: Dolls
and the Commercialization of American Girlhood, 1830-1930
A History of Childhood:
Children and Childhood in the West from Medieval to
Modern Times (Themes in History) by Colin Heywood
Childhood in America by
Paula S. Fass
Anxious Parents: A History
of Modern Childrearing in America by Peter N. Stearns
Domestic Revolutions : A
Social History Of American Family Life by Steven Mintz