Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History: The Difference Kids Make by Mona Gleason

Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History: The Difference Kids Make

byMona Gleason, Tamara Myers

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Do children and youth have their own history? How is it different from traditional accounts? What difference do children make to our understanding of contemporary Canada? This collection of distinguished and original articles are divided into eleven thematic chapters and explores how topicssuch as politics and gender, residential schools, and global citizenship have informed being young in Canada.Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History provides a new, comprehensive, current, and pedagogical approach to the history of children and youth in Canada.

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Mona Gleason is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Tamara Myers is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia.

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Title:Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History: The Difference Kids MakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:November 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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In each chapter:- Editors' introduction- 2 readings- 2 primary documents- Study questions- Selected bibliography- NotesDedicationAcknowledgmentsNote to studentsContributorsTimeline of events in child and youth HistoryIntroduction, Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers1. Working ChildrenHidden Workers: Child Labour and the Family Economy in Late-Nineteenth-Century Urban Canada, John Bullen- Primary Document: "Little Girl with Bag of Coal," c. 1900-1910.Canadian Children Who Lived with One Parent in 1901, Bettina Bradbury- rimary Document: International Labour Organization, Convention 138 on Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, 19732. Political ChildrenLittle Fists for Social Justice: Anti-Semitism, Community and Montreal's Aberdeen School Strike, 1913, Roderick MacLeod and Mary Anne Poutanen- Primary Document: "Wee Kiddies on Picket Duty at Aberdeen School Strike," Montreal Herald, March 1913"Raised in the Spirit of the Class Struggle": Children, Youth, and the Interwar Ukrainian Left in Canada, Rhonda L. Hinther- Primary Document: Winnipeg Folk Dancing School, 19273. Socializing Boys: Masculinity and Violence"Every Boy Ought to Learn to Shoot and to Obey Orders": Guns, Boys, and the Law in English Canada from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Great War, R. Blake Brown- Primary Document: Advertisement for Stevens Crack Shot Rifles, 1904"He was Determined to Go": Underage Soldiers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Tim Cook- Primary Document: Sheet Music Cover for Gordon V. Thompson, "I Want to Kiss Daddy Goodnight"4. Gender and ChildhoodCan the Girl Guide Speak? The Perils and Pleasures of Looking for Children's Voices in Archival Research, Kristine Alexander- Primary Document: Logbook of the First Hay River Guide Company, 1934-1936."Being in Your Twenties, in the Thirties: Liminality and Masculinity during the Great Depression" - Liminality and Masculinity during the Great Depression, Heidi Macdonald- Primary Document: Ole Nissen's Diary, excerpt, "Helge (Ole) Nissen to Gudrun and Alfred", 9 December 19325. Endangered and Dangerous Children and YouthGlimpsing Working-Class Childhood Through the Laurier Palace Fire of 1927: The Ordinary, the Tragic, and the Historian's Gaze, Magda Fahrni- Primary Document: "The Funeral," Montreal Daily Star, 11 January 1927Embodying Delinquency: Boys' Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice in Early-Twentieth-Century Quebec, Tamara Myers- Primary Document: "Juvenile Delinquency in Montreal," The Canadian Police Gazette, June 19396. Children and WarThe Children's War, Barbara Lorenzkowski- Primary Document: Interview with William Pepperell Abraham, excerpt, c. 2007Practical Patriotism: How the Canadian Junior Red Cross and its Child Members Met the Challenge of the Second World War, Sarah Glassford- Primary Document: "Junior Red Cross News," Canadian Red Cross Junior (1940)7. Regulation and Children's Embodiment"Lost Voices, Lost Bodies?" Doctors and the Embodiment of Children and Youth in English Canada from 1900 to 1940, Mary Gleason- Primary Document: Excerpts from Health and Hygiene Textbooks Used in Canadian Public Schools in Early Twentieth Century, 1906, 1911Creating "Normal" Families in Postwar Canada: The Thalidomide Babies, Jessica Haynes- Primary Document: "Demands Right to Abortion," Toronto Daily Star, 26 July 19628. Challenging "Normal"Sacred Daemons: Exploring British Columbian Society's Perceptions of "Mentally Deficient" Children, 1870-1930, Nic Clarke- Primary Document: Helen MacMurchy, The Feeble-Minded in Ontario, Eighth Report for the Year 1913Child Freak Performers in Early to Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada, Jane Nichols (Previously unpublished)- Primary Document: Ernie-Len Promotion, c. 19359. Residential Schooling Reconsidered"If Anything Is To Be Done With the Indian, We Must Catch Him Very Young": Colonial Constructions of Aboriginal Children and the Geographies of Indian Residential Schooling in British Columbia, Canada, Sarah de Leeuw- Primary Document: Haida Mountain Goat Pillow Case and Glass Ball"Administering Colonial Science: Nutritional Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools, 1942-1952, Ian Mosby- Primary Document: "Russell Mose's 1965 Residential School Memoir."10. Local and Global CitizenshipChildren as "Seeds of Destiny": Nation, Race, and Citizenship in Postwar Foreign Relief Programs, Tarah Brookfield (Previously unpublished)- Primary Document: Unitarian Service Committee Public Service Announcements from the 1960s and 1970s: A SelectionBlistered and Bleeding, Tired and Determined: Visual Representations of Children and Youth in the Miles for Millions Walkathon, Tamara Myers- Primary Document: Miles for Millions Declaration Poster, c. 196811. Making Youth CultureVisual Interpretations, Cartoons, and Caricatures of Student and Youth Cultures in University Yearbooks, 1898-1930, E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz- Primary Document: "The True and Modest History of the Noble Class of Arts '20," The Annual, 1920Hitchin' a Ride in the 1970s: Canadian Youth Culture and the Romance with Mobility, Linda Mahood- Primary Document: Excerpt from: Canadian Welfare Council, "Transient Youth: Report of an Inquiry in the Summer of 1969," excerptPermissionsIndex

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"Altogether, an excellent book that I look forward to using in my courses." --Sarah Glassford, University of New Brunswick