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Steven Mintz is a historian and director of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center at Columbia University. He is the author of 13 books, including Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood and Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life. The past president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, he has also chaired the Council on Contemporary Families and served as president of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.