Children, Youth, and War
As historian Joseph Hawes once said, “Childhood is where you catch a culture in high relief.” That is particularly true when a culture is at war, which creates hardships and opportunities unknown in peacetime. Children, Youth, and War explores the experiences and points of view of children and youth during wartime as actors, victims, and observers. The series furthers our understanding of the effects of armed conflict not only on the lives of children and youth in all places and eras but also on the nations, communities, and families in which those young people live.
Books in the series examine children at war in any time and any place, on the home front as well as on the battlefront. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, but monographs on specific communities experiencing a single war are also considered. Series books intersect with the latest historiography on race, ethnicity, gender, and other methodological approaches appropriate to the time and place.