Robinson, Shirleene

Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The World in Miniature
Simon Sleight, Shirleene Robinson

Part I. Children and Adults

2. A Motherly Concern for Children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial Child Rescue Literature
Shurlee Swain

3. Ayah, Caregiver to Anglo-Indian Children, c. 1750–1947
Suzanne Conway

4. Babies of the Empire: Science, Nation and Truby King’s Mothercraft in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa
S. E. Duff

Part II. Rites of Passage

5. ‘He is hardened to the climate & a little bleached by it’s [sic] influence’: Imperial Childhoods in Scotland and Madras, c. 1800–1830
Ellen Filor

6. ‘Dear Mummy and Daddy’: Reading Wartime Letters from British Children Evacuated to Canada During the Second World War
Claire L. Halstead

7. East African Students in a (Post-)Imperial World
Timothy Nicholson

Part III. Indigenous Experiences

8. Resistance and Race: Aboriginal Child Workers in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Australia
Shirleene Robinson

9. Health, Race and Family in Colonial Bengal
Satadru Sen

10. Race, Indigeneity and the Baden-Powell Girl Guides: Age, Gender and the British World, 1908–1920
Mary Clare Martin

Part IV. Literary Childhoods

11. Transforming Narratives of Colonial Danger: Imagining the Environments of New Zealand and Australia in Children’s Literature, 1862–1899
Michelle J. Smith

12. The ‘Willful’ Girl in the Anglo-World: Sentimental Heroines and Wild Colonial Girls, 1872–1923
Hilary Emmett

Part V. Youth and Sexuality

13. Boys and Homosex: Danger and Possibility in Queensland, 1890–1914
Yorick Smaal

14. Leery Sue Goes to the Show: Popular Performance, Sexuality and the Disorderly Girl
Melissa Bellanta

Part VI. Children’s Empires and Material Cultures

15. Savage Instincts, Civilizing Spaces: The Child, the Empire and the Public Park, c. 1880–1914
Ruth Colton

16. Memorializing Colonial Childhoods: From the Frontier to the Museum
Kate Darian-Smith

Keywords: History, Cultural History, History of Britain and Ireland, Imperialism and Colonialism, Social History, World History, Global and Transnational History

Publication year
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Page amount
341 pages
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