A history of the American babysitter

    Finding a dependable babysitter isn’t easy. But then again, it never was. In her new book, Babysitter: An American History, MIRIAM FORMAN-BRUNELL explores the popular depiction of teen-age babysitters – and why that image instills fears in parents everywhere.
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