Brown Bag Child Soldiers in America 10 April 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Frances Clarke, University of Sydney

Children aged seven to seventeen made up a significant portion of the American military until recently. This project, co-authored with Rebecca Jo Plant (UCSD), aims to study the relationship between childhood and militarism in American history, tracing debates over the enlistment of minors from the Revolution to the modern era and analyzing shifting representations and experiences of child soldiers.