Workshop: “Keeping It from the Kids: Censorship and Childhood in Modern America"
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Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a Professor of Law at Indiana University. In this workshop for W&M law faculty and students, Professor Grossberg will present a paper titled "Keeping It from the Kids: Censorship and Childhood in Modern America." The paper is a condensed version of a chapter in his next book, a history of child protection from the 1870s to the present. Copies of the paper will be available in advance of the workshop.
In his paper, Professor Grossberg will argue for the importance of making age a critical subject of analysis in legal history. He will touch on the topic in his public lecture on March 13 but not with the legal and historiographical context provided in the paper.
Visiting Professor of Law Mark McGarvie will provide an overview of the project and paper for 10-15 minutes and then leave the rest of the time for discussion.
Please note that Professor Grossberg will present the third Marshall-Wythe Lecture in Legal History, which is free and open to the public, on March 13 (learn more).
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.