Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World

  • Shirleene Robinson
  • Simon Sleight

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The World in Miniature

    1. Simon Sleight, Shirleene Robinson
      Pages 1-23
  3. Children and Adults

  4. Rites of Passage

  5. Indigenous Experiences

  6. Literary Childhoods

  7. Youth and Sexuality

  8. Children’s Empires and Material Cultures

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 290-328

About this book


Age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience, yet it has not received any sustained scholarly attention. This pioneering interdisciplinary collection is the first to investigate the lives of children and young people and the construction of modes of childhood and youth within the British world.


Children Childhood Youth British History Imperial History history resistance Scotland

Editors and affiliations

  • Shirleene Robinson
    • 1
  • Simon Sleight
    • 2
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.King’s College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48940-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48941-8
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