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Title:The Republic and Its Children: French Children's Literature, 1855--1900
Author(s):May, Michele Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Micale, Mark S.
Department / Program:History
Discipline:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Romance
Abstract:By 1870, specialized publishers produced significant numbers of children's books which made their way into the majority of middle-class French homes. Significantly, as a result of the traumatic events of 1870-1871 -- military defeat by Prussia and the Paris Commune -- when the nation of France suffered military, political, and moral crises, the content of children's literature changed markedly; it became increasingly propagandistic, militaristic and nationalistic, and revanchiste. These elements thus combined with more democratic republican values to create the whole heritage of nineteenth-century French republican political culture.
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:348 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/84717
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455772
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010


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