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Dependent states : the child's part in nineteenth-century American culture

Author: Karen Sánchez-Eppler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Dependent States examines the ties between children's literacy training and the growing cultural prestige of the novel; the way children functioned rhetorically in reform literature to enforce social norms; the way the risks of death to children shored up emotional power in the home; how Sunday schools socialized children into racial, religious, and national identities; and how class identity was produced, not only

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Sánchez-Eppler
ISBN: 0226734595 9780226734590
OCLC Number: 57283650
Description: xxviii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood fictions : imagining literacy and literature --
The child and the making of home : questions of love, power, and the market --
The death of a child and the replication of an image --
Rearing a nation : childhood and the construction of social identity.
Responsibility: by Karen Sánchez-Eppler.
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Yet through meticulously researched examples, Sanchez-Eppler reveals that children participated in the making of social meaning. Her focus on childhood as a dependent state thus offers a rewarding  Read more...


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