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Decker, Corrie. “Fathers, Daughters, and Institutions: Coming of Age in Mombasa’s Colonial Schools.” InGirlhood: A Global History, edited by Jennifer Helgren et al., 268-88.  Rutgers: Rutgers University Press, 2010).

Decker, Corrie. School Girls and Women Teachers: Colonial Education and the Shifting Boundaries Between Girls and Women in Zanzibar.”  In Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast, edited by Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Tompson.  Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015.

Duff, S. E.  Changing Childhoods in the Cape Colony: Dutch Reformed Church Evangelism and Colonial Childhood, 1860-1895.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Duff, S. E. “The Jam and Matchstick Problem: Working-Class Girlhood in Late Nineteenth-Century Cape Town.” In Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950, edited by Kirstine Moruzi and Michelle Smith, 124-40.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

George, Abosede. Making Modern Girls: A History of Childhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014.

Halley, Meghan.  “Sex and School on the Southern Swahili Coast: Adolescent Sexuality in the Context of Expanding Education in Rural Mtwara, Tanzania.”  In Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast, edited by Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Tompson.  Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015.

Razy, Elodie and Marie Rodet. eds.  Children on the Move in Africa: Past and Present Experiences of Migration.  Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2016.

Thomas, Lynn M. “The Modern Girl and Racial Respectability in 1930s South Africa,”  In The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization, edited by Alys Eve Weinbaum, 96-119. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.


Vasconcellos, Colleen.  Slavery, Childhood and Abolition in Jamaica, 1788-1838.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015.

Latin America

De Barros, Juanita.  Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics After Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Okezi Otovo, Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945


Bernstein, Robin.  Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights.  New York: New York University Press, 2011.

King, Wilma.  African American Childhoods: Historical Perspectives from Slavery to Civil Rights. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

King, Wilma.  Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth In Nineteenth-Century America.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.

Jacobs, Harriet.  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written By Herself.  Boston: Bedford St. Marin’s, 2010.

Mitchell, Mary Niall.  Raising Freedom’s Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future After Slavery.  New York: New York University Press, 2008.

Moss, Hilary.  Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America.  Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2009.

Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. Born in Bondage: Growing up Enslaved in the Antebellum South. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Wilson, Harriet.  Our Nig, or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black in a Two-Story White House, North. Boston: Rand and Avery, 1859; New York: Penguin Books, 2009.

Capshaw, Katherine.  Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Chatelain, Marcia. South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

Chatelain, Marcia.  “International Sisterhood: Cold War Girl Scouts Encounter the World.” Diplomatic History 38 (2014): 261-270.

De Schweinitz, Rebecca.  If We Could Change the World: Young People and America’s Long Struggle for Racial Equality.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Gaunt, Kyra.  The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop.  New York: New York University Press, 2016.

        Electronic copy on Virgo.

Kinchen, Shirletta.  Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2015.

Simmons, LaKisha Michelle Simmons. Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Stevenson, Brenda.  The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the LA Riots.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Wright, Nazera Sadig.  “Black Girls and Representative Citizenship.” In From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances, edited by Vershawn Ashanti Young, 91-109.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011.

Wright, Nezera.  Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century. University of Illinois Press, forthcoming, November 2016.

African American Policy Forum, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected

Brown, Ruth Nicole. Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Cox, Aimee.  Shape Shifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

LeBennett, Oneka.  She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn.  New York: New York University Press, 2011.

Morris, Monique.  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.  New York: The New Press, 2015.

Noble, Safiya.  “Google Search: Hyper-Visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible,”Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (29 October 2013).

Sears, Stephanie.  Imagining Black Womanhood: The Negotiation of Power and Identity in the Girls Empowerment Project.  Albany: State University of New York, 2010.

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