Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature / Leonard S. Marcus.

What should children read? As children's literature authority Leonard S. Marcus shows, that question created a rambunctious children's book publishing scene in colonial times, and went on to fuel the transformation of twentieth-century children's book publishing from genteel backwater...

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Main Author: Marcus, Leonard S., 1950-
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
Table of Contents:
  • Providence and purpose in Colonial America and the young republic
  • Wonder in the wake of war : publishing for the children from the gilded age to the dawn of the new century
  • Innocence lost and found : the 1920s
  • Sisters in crisis and in conflict : the 1930s
  • World War and mass market : the 1940s
  • Fun and fear : the 1950s
  • Shaken and stirred : the 1960s
  • Change and more change : the 1970s
  • Suits and wizards at the millennium's gate.