Dr. Elizabeth Foyster is Lecturer in History and Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge. Her focus is the social history of Britain from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. She specialises in family and gender history, and has particular interests in the history of marriage. She has published on topics such as children and marriage breakdown, remarriage, parenting, and male aggression. She is author of Marital Conflict and Violence in the English Family, 1660-1857 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Manhood in Early Modern England (Longman, 1999). She is editing a four volume series for Edinburgh University Press with Chris Whatley entitled Everyday Life in Scotland from Medieval Times until the Present Day.Professor James Marten is Chair of the Department of History at Marquette University and a well-established historian of childhood. His specialty is nineteenth- and twentieth-century American social history, with special emphasis on youth and childhood. He is author of The Children's Civil War (University of North Carolina, 2000) and Children for the Union: The War Spirit on the Northern Home Front (Ivan R Dee, 2004), co-author of Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era & Muckraking (Bedford/St Martin's, 2004), editor of Children in Colonial America (NYU Press, 2006) and co-editor of Children and War: A Historical Anthology (NYU Press, 2002).