Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims

by Rosen, David M
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Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: October 03, 2015

ISBN: 9780813563725

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In this daring new study, anthropologist David M. Rosen investigates how our perceptions of the child soldier have changed radically over the past two centuries. Examining everything from Andrew Jackson’s time as an adolescent prisoner of war to the shared etymology of the words “infantry” and “infant,” Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination offers a cure for our widespread historical amnesia.