In Progress

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Articles & Book Chapters in Progress

  • “Prix de Moralité Revolutionary inculcation” – article in preparation for Journal of Social History (submission anticipated spring 2021) using the Newberry Library’s French Revolution Pamphlet Collection;
  • “Children’s Experience: New Perspectives on the History of Childhood and Youth in France” – article in revision stage with History Compass (expected re-submission summer 2021)
  • “A Fate Worse than Death: Banishment & Forced Youth Migration in Early Modern France,” in The Routledge History of Loneliness (Routledge). Invited author. Under contract. Expected 2022 publication.


Second Book Project: Little Republicans: Youth Inculcation and Experience in Revolutionary France

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This manuscript argues that children and youth inculcation were central to every Revolutionary government’s state-building goals. Although formal schools closed during the revolution, the importance of children and their education remained at the epicenter of government debate and organization. Only through intense inculcation of republican ideals could the nascent French Republic survive. Drawing heavily on the archives of the Comité de l’Instruction Publique (Committee of Public Instruction) and other revolutionary committees, “Little Republicans” will be the first monograph to discuss the history of French inculcation and youth experience from 1789 to 1815.