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ERIC Number: ED131464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 1357
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A Comparative Thematic Categorical Survey of Children's Publications in England and America from 1744 to 1850.
Lee, Elaine Jones
Samples of English and American children's publications were surveyed to determine their breadth and variety during the literary period from 1744 to 1850; the patterns of continuity and discontinuity, for and between the two countries, of each thematic category surveyed; and the point at which the publications seemed to indicate that American children's literature experienced its own birth of originality. The principal and secondary hypotheses were that a chronological record of English and American children's publications could be made according to specifically defined thematic categories and that these thematic categories could be represented by, and interpreted from, a series of matrices, each of which was constructed to denote a given time period for a particular study. The data revealed, among other things, that there existed no single point at which American children's literature experienced its own birth of originality. The study also suggests that similar identification of pure or combined thematic categories in children's publications would be possible for any country where children's literature exists. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Temple University