Want to amaze (or freak out) your kids? Then just show them today’s resource.
Nineteenth Century American Children & What They Read attempts to provide an in-depth picture of the lifestyle of children in 1800s America.
Here you’ll find bits and pieces that the author collected or found interesting about nineteenth-century American children. You’ll also find works selected from early children’s books and magazines, and even examples of children’s own diaries and stories. Here’s more about the site from the webmaster:
When most people think of nineteenth-century American children’s books, they think of works like Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (1868), or Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer (1876). Or maybe they think of Horatio Alger’s books, like Ragged Dick (1867). But there were other, earlier books that were equally popular — so popular that one author was mobbed by excited children when he made a tour in the 1840s.
I’ve collected and studied early American children’s books and magazines for almost two decades….
I’ve also been interested in the children themselves. Most of us have an idealized vision of 19th-century American children and their families. But children have been children from the beginning of time: endearing, irritating, beautiful, frustrating. And family life has never been ideal.”
Loads of fascinating articles and many, many great downloadable resources on this one… take time to explore it!
CLICK HEREto go to the site!