Title of Work
Homeschool/School-Home:Defining Your Place in the British World, 1900-1924
In the first half of the twentieth century, the Parents' Union School, a British homeschool organization, solicited letters from its students living throughout the British world. These letters provided the schoolchildren with a chance to describe their lives and claim their place in the nation, demonstrating children's own ideas about what it meant to be British and how they too might contribute to the building of the empire; the letters also positioned the children themselves as the experts on and in the spaces they inhabited, thus complicating our understanding of identity and belonging in the context of the British world.
Neiwert, Rachel, "Homeschool/School-Home:Defining Your Place in the British World, 1900-1924" (2020). History Faculty Scholarship. 41.