Welcome – Historical geographies of childhood

A Vermont School

Mapping American Childhoods is an exploration of the historical geographies of childhood. The site includes my projects on the Home for Destitute Children in Burlington, Vermont during the early 20th Century, and my investigation of early 20th C. child labor laws and compulsory schooling in the US. Also included here are experimental visualizations of child-related data from diverse archives; compiled bibliographies and primary source references; a link to student work that came out of my class, Historical Geography: Mapping American Childhoods; and related external links.

Meghan Cope, Professor of Geography, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA. mcope@uvm.edu

Last updated June 2023