Berghel, Susan Eckelmann
Johnson, Mark; Kuby, William, 1982-
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Children’s print culture is an understudied dimension of American history. It is well established that children’s history is vital to understanding the role of the child in American history and how modern childhood has developed. This study aims to uncover how children’s print culture plays a vital role in understanding how children’s perspectives changed and the varied messages adults imposed on children during the Civil War, World War One, and World War Two. In this Honors Thesis, I study various types of print productions including short stories, comics, and school textbooks in order to understand the various ways adults attempted to shape children’s thoughts and political ideologies. By studying this dimension of American children’s history, historians can peer into the private and personal lives of American families during some of the most horrific as well as influential times in American lives and understand the profound impacts the Civil War, World War One, and World War Two had on the lives of Americans.
Dr. Susan Eckelmann-Berghel
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Children's literature, English -- United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literature and the war; World War, 1914-1918--United States--Literature and the war; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Literature and the war
American Literature | United States History
Barton, Sophie, "Reading on the home front: the evolution of U.S. children’s literature and American values during wartime conflicts" (2021). Honors Theses.