Michael Grossberg, PhD
Professor of History, Indiana University
Editor, American Historical Review
Professor Grossberg argues that the turn of the twentieth century was a particular moment when the question of what to do about other people’s children haunted countless Americans and spurred many of them to act. Out of their efforts came a powerful new movement to protect children that fundamentally rearranged the relationships between children, parents, the state, and civil society. Using examples drawn from struggles over child abuse, adolescent sexuality, and mental illness, Dr. Grossberg will explain the sources of this new effort to protect America’s children and suggest its continuing legacy.
The Schubert Center for Child Development
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
The Childhood Studies Program
The Armington Program
For more information, contact the Schubert Center.