Children's Literature and Culture

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Coverage: 
1820 - 1920
This digital resource showcases a broad range of richly illustrated primary source material which reveals the history and literature of childhood between the 1820s and 1920s. It contains rare books, games, ephemera, and artwork from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that reveals the socio-cultural history of these times. The documents included in Children’s Literature and Culture span a range of genres of literature for children, from early forms of devotional and instructional primers through illustrated rhymes, tales, stories, novels, and picture books. Each document has been indexed by one or more of 20 broad themes.