Lecture: "The Politics of Childhood: Law & Child Protection in Modern America" by Michael Grossberg
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Professor Michael Grossberg will present the third Marshall-Wythe Lecture in Legal History on March 13. In his lecture titled "The Politics of Childhood: Law and Child Protection in Modern America," he will give a topical and chronological overview of research he is conducting for a new book on the history of child protection from the 1870s to the present. His lecture will touch on issues such as child abuse, intellectual disability, kidnapping, and censorship. Free admission and the public is welcome.
From his faculty biography (read more):
Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a Professor of Law at Indiana University. His research focuses on the relationship between law and social change, particularly the intersection of law and the family. He has written a number of books and articles on American legal and social history. His 1985 book, Governing the Hearth, Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America, won the Littleton-Griswold Prize in the History of Law and Society in America given by the American Historical Association. He also published A Judgment for Solomon: The d’Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America (1996) and two co-edited volumes, American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (2003) and recently Reinventing Childhood in the Post World War II World (2011). Grossberg also co-edited the Cambridge History of Law in the United States (2008), a three-volume collection of articles analyzing the central substantive and methodological developments in American legal history from the colonial period to the present.