We are very pleased to announce that Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children’s Literature and Childhood is now available to Cambridge University members.
Children’s Literature and Childhood provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and much more. Curated by experts in the field of children’s literature, this unique assemblage of material is sourced from such renowned institutions as the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library Collection of Historical Children’s Literature, the National Archives (UK), and the British Library, among others.
In its focus and range, Children’s Literature and Childhood offers an array of compelling subjects for research and teaching. Children’s literature from any period reflects that period’s social, moral, economic, and political views. This archive serves as a rich resource for nineteenth-century study across disciplines.
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