What is Children's Literature and Culture?

Children's Literature and Culture is a resource of richly illustrated primary source literature content written for children, spanning the period 1819 to c.1923. The material has been sourced from the Children's Literature and Graphic Arts collections held by the American Antiquarian Society.

It facilitates research into a key period in the history of children's literature, the understanding of childhood and the place of children within society as a whole. 

Users of this resource can explore printed and visual books and pamphlets, illustrations, stereo photographs, lithographs and games, covering themes including Animals and Nature, Morality, Manners and Consequences, Gender and Sex, Education, Religion, Illness, Race and Slavery. 

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