Mapping Childhoods: The Home for Destitute Children and the "Desirable Child" of Early 20th-Century Vermont, presentation by Meghan Cope
Mapping Childhoods: The Home for Destitute Children and the "Desirable Child" of Early 20th-Century Vermont. UVM Geography Professor Meghan Cope opens the Special Collections series, "Stories from the Stacks". For several years, Cope and her students have been working with the records of Burlington's Home for Destitute Children. Her analysis provides insights into two understudied dimensions of the historical geography of childhood: first, the movement of children in and out of the Home as an unrecognized source of youth migration; second, the ways that institutions of care played roles in both reflecting and shaping the construction of the 'ideal' child and childhood in particular times and places.
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