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Young America: Childhood in 19th-Century Art and Culture

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In an era of both optimism and anxiety about the nation's future, Americans in the nineteenth century focused attention on the cultivation and education of children as future citizens. Contemporary portrayals of children--in fine paintings, popular prints, illustrated primers, and advertisements--helped to shape cultural expectations: pictures of hardy country boys, intent schoolchildren, and little girls practicing embroidery were examples of the ways model Americans should look and behave. At the same time, images showing ...

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0937031275

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9780937031278

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Young America: Childhood in 19th-Century Art and Culture
2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300106206

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Young America: Childhood in 19th-Century Art and Culture
2006, Stanford University Museum of Art, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780937031278

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