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Enterprising youth : social values and acculturation in nineteenth-century American children's literature

Author: Monika M Elbert
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children's perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions of children as active or passive, as representatives of a new order, or as receptacles of the transmitted values of their parents. The  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Enterprising youth.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)608557291
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Monika M Elbert
ISBN: 9780415961509 0415961505 020392844X 9780415876674 0415876672 9780203928448
OCLC Number: 176648854
Description: xxiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A just, a useful part : Lydia Huntley Sigourney and Catharine Maria Sedgwick's contributions to The juvenile miscellany and The youth's companion / Lorinda B. Cohoon --
Charitable (mis)givings and the aesthetics of poverty in Louisa May Alcott's Christmas stories / Monika Elbert --
Hints dropped here and there : constructing exclusion in St. Nicholas, volume I / Janet Gray and Melissa Fowler --
One extra little girl : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's Orphans / Roxanne Harde --
A is an abolitionist : The anti-slavery alphabet and the politics of literacy / Martha L. Sledge --
Overcoming racism in Jacob Abbott's Stories of Rainbow and Lucky and in antebellum America / Jeannette Barnes Lessels and Eric Sterling --
I am your slave for love : race, sentimentality, and Harriet Beecher Stowe's fiction for children / Lesley Ginsberg --
Shut-ins, shut-outs, and Spofford's other children : the Hester Stanley stories / Rita Bode --
Robinson Crusoe and the shaping of masculinity in nineteenth-century America / Shawn Thomson --
The cleverest children's book written here : Elizabeth Stoddard's Lolly Dinks's doings and the subversion of social conventions / Maria Holmgren Troy --
A sentimental childhood : the unlikely memoirs of realist-era writers / Melanie Dawson --
The cultural work of Kate Douglas Wiggin : cultivating the child's garden / Anne Lundin --
Heroes of the laboratory and the workshop : invention and technology in books for children, 1850-1990 / Eric S. Hintz --
Natural history for children and the Agassiz Association / J.D. Stahl --
Good masters : child-animal relationships in the writings of Mark Twain and G. Stanley Hall / Joan Menefee --
Child consciousness in the American novel : adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), What Maisie knew (1897), and the birth of child psychology / Holly Blackford.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Monika Elbert.
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Examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children's perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. This book reveals the  Read more...

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"...the essays are well-researched and well-written...the volume includes 18 black-and-white period illustrations and a thorough bibliography." -- E.R. Baer, Choice"Readers will learn more about old Read more...

 
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