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American childhood

essays on children"s literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

by Anne Scott MacLeod

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Children"s literature, American -- History and criticism,
    • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
    • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
    • Children -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
    • Children -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-233) and index.

      StatementAnne Scott MacLeod.
      LC ClassificationsPS490 .M29 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 242 p. ;
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1733504M
      ISBN 100820315516
      LC Control Number92038269

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