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Priscilla F. Clement <email@example.com>
Penn State, Brandywine
I am interested in the history of gender and childhood. I am also interested in ethnicity and race as they relate to children and childhood.
|Address:||P. O. Box 308
Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Childhood
Reviewer for H-Women
|Reviews:||Child Welfare and Public Policy
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Childhood and Education
Ethnic History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
I received my B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, 1963 and 1964 and my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, 1977. I taught at Penn State, Brandywine Campus (formerly Delaware County Campus) from 1967 until I retired in 2006. I am now Professor Emerita of History and Women's Studies. I won three teaching awards at Penn State including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State University, 1991. At Penn State I taught the American History survey, Family History, Labor History, History of the Progressive Era, History of the Early Republic and History of Children and Youth.
The following are my main publications in the history of children and childhood:
(1) Boyhood in America, An Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-CLIO, 2001. I co-edited this with Jacqueline Renier and wrote 10 entries.
(2) Growing Pains: Children in the Industrial Age, 1850-1890. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997.
(3)History of Juvenile Delinquency: A Collection of Essays on Crime Committed by Young Offenders in Selected Countries. 2 vols. I co-edited these books with Albert Hess. Aalen, Federal Republic of Germany: Scientia Verlag Publishers. Vol. 1 in 1991; vol. 2 in 1993.
(4)Welfare and the Poor in the Nineteenth Century City: Philadelphia, 1800 to 1854. Rutherford, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985.
(5)"The City and the Child, 1860 to 1885." Chapter 6 in American Childhood: A Research Guide and Historical Handbook. Edited by Joseph Hawes and Ray Hiner. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1985
(6)"Families and Foster Care: Philadelphia in the Late Nineteenth Century," originally published in Social Service Review 53 (Sept., 1979): 406-20 has been republished as Chapter 8 in Growing Up in America: Children in Historical Perspective. Edited by Joseph Hawes and Ray Hiner. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1985.
(7)"Children and Charity: Orphanages in New Orleans, 1817-1914." Louisiana History 27 (Fall, 1986): 337-51.
(8) "With Wise and Benevolent Purpose: Poor Children and the State Public School at Owatonna, 1885-1915." Minnesota History 49 (Spring, 1984): 2-13.
(9) Most recently I have been the editor of Growing Up: History of Children and Youth—book series with Greenwood-Praeger Press. First books in the series are:
Elizabeth A. Reedy, American Babies: Their Life and Times in the 20th Century, 194 pp. (2007)
Robert L. Osgood, The History of Special Education: A Struggle for Equality in American Public Schools, 157 pp. (2007).
My most recent presentations include:
(1) Invited participant in Roundtable Discussion on Huck’s Raft, A History of American Childhood by Steven Mintz, Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 5, 2005.
(2)“Growing up Male in Victorian America,” invited lecture for Chadds Ford (PA) Historical Society, 2004.
(3)“Victorian Boyhoods,” invited lecture for Victorian Society, New Century Club, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 2003.
(4)“Boyhood in the Nineteenth Century,” Conference of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, July 28, 2001, Marquette University.
(5)“American Boyhood: Trying to Tell the Whole Story,” with Jacqueline Reinier, History of Childhood Conference, Neustadt Center, Benton Foundation, Washington, D.C., Aug., 6, 2000