The Journal of Early American Life is seeking a new editor and host institution.
Presenting a new, themed issue of Common-place on Care and Dependence in Early America.
In 1872, a small group of juvenile inmates challenged the terms of their incarceration, but even their modest success suggests the hazards of imagining children’s rights outside of human rights.
Why does Uncle Tom grow old?
It seemed to me that the conditions of cancer and captivity shared physical, emotional, and spiritual correspondences.
Does the creation of New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum suggest that race was irrelevant to nineteenth-century understandings of childhood?
Age-phobic rhetoric is commonplace in American culture, especially as it relates to women, its history stretching back at least to the second half of the nineteenth century.
Recasting autobiographical revisions through aging studies enables us to see ambivalences that the dominant aging plot of decline has foreclosed.
Was age in early America an objective measure of years, an individual’s self-understanding, or a status imposed by a public official?
Cholera maps chart the movement of the disease, and the terror that accompanied it.