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American childhood : essays on children's literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Anne Scott MacLeod
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1994.
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In this collection of fourteen essays, Anne Scott MacLeod locates and describes shifts in the American concept of childhood as those changes are suggested in nearly two centuries of children's stories. A social historian and literary critic of genuine insight, MacLeod has helped to pioneer an approach to American culture through the children's literature that arises from it: "When I read books written for children,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Scott MacLeod
ISBN: 0820315516 9780820315515
OCLC Number: 27220282
Description: x, 242 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: American girlhood in the nineteenth century : Caddie Woodlawn's sisters --
Nancy Drew and her rivals : no contest --
Girls' novels in post-World War II America --
Bad boys : Tom Bailey and Tom Sawyer --
Good democrats : Ragged Dick and Little Lord Fauntleroy --
Children's literature for a new nation, 1820-1860 --
Child and conscience --
Children, adults, and reading at the turn of the century --
Images : American children in the early nineteenth century --
The children of children's literature in the nineteenth century --
Family stories, 1920- 1940 --
Censorship and children's literature --
Ice axes : Robert Cormier and the adolescent novel --
The transformation of childhood in twentieth-century children's literature.
Responsibility: Anne Scott MacLeod.

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This is a collection of 14 essays locating and describing shifts in the American concept of childhood as those changes are suggested in nearly two centuries of children's stories.  Read more...

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