Title

Review of Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640–1868 by Courtney Weikle-Mills

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

2 p.

Publication Date

12-2013

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Source Publication

The Journal of American History

Source ISSN

0021-8723

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1093/jahist/jat451

Abstract

No children appear in Imaginary Citizens until chapter 4, and then just barely; their presence would have made this a very different book. Yet they remain central to Courtney Weikle-Mills's argument that during the 250 years after Europeans came to the New World, children and childhood provided real and metaphorical meanings to freedom and citizenship and reflected the ways democratic values could actually be shaped by words.

Comments

The Journal of American History, Vol. 100, No. 3 (December 2013): 843-844. DOI.