By Ann Woodlief.
An essay by Keijo Virtanen on the role of philosophy and literature in building up the national identity of the early 19th century United States.
A site devoted to American children and their literature from 1800-1872, featuring texts of children's books and magazines of the period, particularly works by Samuel G. Goodrich.
Articles on the relationship between these themes in 19th century literature. By Jennifer A. Ward.
A representative selection of American Sunday school books published between 1815 and 1865, drawn from the collections of Michigan State University and Central Michigan University Libraries.
Online verification of first printing of literary first editions by 19th century authors largely known for their work in children's literature.
A collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press.
Study of the American Way of Death in the Victorian era. Includes an examination of views on death, spiritualism, the mourning process, obituaries, postmortem photography, memorial photography, posthumous mourning paintings, funerary practices, and epitaphs.