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Opening the nursery door: reading, writing and childhood, 1600-1900

Opening the nursery door: reading, writing and childhood, 1600-1900

Hilton, Mary; Styles, Morag; Watson, Victor

This fascinating collection of essays was inspired by the discovery of a tiny archive, the nursery library of Jane Johnson 1707-1759, the wife of a Lincolnshire vicar, which has opened up a range of questions about the nature of childhood education. Opening the Nursery Door is a fascinating collection of essays inspired by the discovery of a tiny archive: the nursery library of Jane Johnson 1707-1759, wife of a Lincolnshire vicar. It has captured the scholarly interest of social anthropologists, historians, literary scholars, educationalists and archivists as it has opened up a range of questions about the nature of childhood within English cultural life over three centuries: the texts written and read to children, the multifarious ways childhood has been considered, shaped and schooled through literacy practices, and the hitherto ignored role of women educators in early childhood across all classes

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Published London: Routledge, 1997
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Mary Hilton, Morag Styles and Victor Watson
ISBN: 1135105685, 9781135105686
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 242p. : ill., facsims., maps
Subject: Ireland; Development economics & emerging economies; Education; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Children's & teenage literature studies: general; Children's literature, English History and criticism.; Literature.; Literary studies: general; Children England Books and reading History.; English; Literature: history & criticism; England; International economics
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780415148993