In Progress


 Book Manuscript – Forthcoming with McGill-Queen’s University Press.

See here for more information on my first book, Young Subjects: Children, State-Building, and Social Reform in the 18th-Century French World.



Map of France with locations of charity and free schools marked (Map circa 1619)

French Cities with Charity or Free Schools
(Map circa 1619)

Articles & Book Chapters in Progress

  • “Prix de Moralité Revolutionary inculcation” – article in preparation for Journal of Social History (submission anticipated winter 2020) using the Newberry Library’s French Revolution Pamphlet Collection;
  • “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 2021 publication.

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

Figure 7.1

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 childre

n 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.