Children's Literature and Childhood


With a wealth of full-image texts of children’s literature from around the world, Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood documents the growth of children’s literature and provides legal and sociological texts to provide surrounding context. 

Included are texts from Europe, Asia, and North America. In its focus and range, this collection opens an array of compelling subjects for research and teaching. Social, moral, economic, and political questions are reflected in children’s literature universally, making it a particularly rich trove for study.

• Includes children’s books from Europe, Asia, and North America

• Includes intricate illustrations, as well as the full, searchable text of each printed work

• Delivers multidisciplinary insight to societal values, interests, and education of the 19th century

Key themes include:

·         The evolution of childhood

·         Development of educational systems and materials

·         Development of laws specific to children

·         Literature/periodicals for children

·         Definition of a child (legal and social)

·         Nationalism and education


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