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First Name
Jennifer Robin
Last Name
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19th - 20th century US, World War II internment, childhood, child agricultural labor, American West, popular culture,
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of 19th and 20th century social and cultural U.S. history with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests have centered primarily on two topics:

  • the World War II internment of Allied civilians at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines
  • the history of child labor in US agriculture in the 20th century, especially with regard to the Fair Labor Standards Act

For more information about me, my publications, and public speaking engagements, see:

Recent Publications

Niños Por la Causa: Child Activists and the United Farm Worker Movement, 1965-1975,” Pacific Historical Review, forthcoming in 2023.

“The Wolf at the Door: Child Actors in Liminal Legal Spaces,” (Roundtable on Children and the Law) Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 11, no. 1 (Winter 2018): 57-62.

“Cultivating Healthy Personalities: Iowa and the Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth,” Annals of Iowa 75, no. 2 (Spring 2016): 130-163.

“They ‘used to tear around campus like savages’: Children’s and Youth’s Activities in the Santo Tomás Internment Camp, 1942-1945,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 5, no. 1 (Winter 2012): 87-117.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Labor, Rural & Agrarian History, World War II