Julia Gossard Tattletales: Childhood and Authority in Eighteenth-Century France
Interior of the Wetter Brothers calico factory in Orange, France, c. 1764
In the background, children and teenagers (likely apprentices) can be seen
embroidering, pressing, and dying textiles. This is one of the best images available
of early modern children at work.
Julia M. Gossard, assistant professor of history and 18th-century European history.
Tattletales: Childhood and Authority in Eighteenth-Century France
Journal article: The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, spring 2017
Dr. Gossard is in her second year as a history faculty member in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Newberry Library Short-Term Research Fellowship.
Among the classes she teaches are Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern, and Europe and the French Revolution, 1700-1815.
Her specialties ares: Early Modern Europe & World; Medieval Europe; French History; Social History; History of Childhood, Children, and Youth; Gender and Sexuality; History of Education; History of Social Reform; Atlantic History.
Links for more information:
Dr. Gossard's faculty page
Dr. Gossard's personal website