Read one complete issue of an American nineteenth-century children’s periodical available via UofL Libraries databases and write an essay (5-7 pages – see word count) in which you analyze/interpret the periodical in terms of any theme we have discussed thus far (such as race, religion, class, region, slavery, urbanization, gender, institutions).
To access complete issues of 19th-century periodicals:
1. Go to the UofL library homepage and select All Databases A-Z under Quick Tools on the left side of the page.
2. Click on the letter P and select ProQuest Direct. There are several ProQuest databases, so make sure you select ProQuest Direct.
3. In ProQuest Direct, there are selections at the top (Basic Search, Advanced, Publications, Browse). Select Publications.
4. Type in "children's literature" and in the drop-down box on the right, select "In subject".
5. Click Search. You will see a list of over 20 children's periodicals with the dates of publication next to the title.
On a works cited page at the end of your paper (which is in addition to your 5-page minimum), indicate the collection in which the periodical appears and all library information necessary to locate it.
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