Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621-1922

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Aimed at anyone interested in the history of children's literature, this book also offers the general reader an insight into the changing face of American childhood through three centuries. Drawing on a vast range of sources and uncovering a wealth of previously unpublished material, this study shows how social, cultural and often very practical forces were to shape American children's literature, and how, having grown out of the traditions of Europe, it established for itself a significant and vital role in world literature.

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"As the first history of children's books in America it is also a fine survey of the idea of the child as a cultural motif." -- Reader's Review

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Gillian Avery, an established scholar in the history of children's literature, is the author of many books, including Victorian People in Life and Literature and Childhood's Patterns.

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