HIST 3457 History of Children, Public Policy, and the Law in the United States
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 43.21.
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3 hours lecture; 3 credits
Political and legal history of children's issues in the United States, focused on the attitudes and actions of figures in power. Origins of public education and welfare; debate over child labor. Brown v. Board of Education, In re Gault, Tinker v. Des Moines. Abortion, busing, welfare reform, and children's rights in the legal and political arenas. (This course is the same as Children and Youth Studies 3120 [40.1].)