As Canada got here to phrases with its position as an autonomous state following Confederation in 1867, there has been a choice for a literary voice to specific the wishes and wishes of a brand new nation. Children’s literature was once one of many potential wherein this new voice came upon expression. visible as a device for either enjoyable and teaching young children, this fabric is usually brazenly propagandistic and nationalistic, and addresses many of the key political, financial, and social issues of Canada because it struggled to keep up nationwide solidarity in this time. From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood stories a wide number of children’s literature written in English among 1867 and 1911, revealing a different curiosity in questions of nationwide harmony and identification between children’s writers of the day and exploring the impression of yankee and British authors at the shaping of Canadian id. The visions of Canada expressed during this fabric are frequently in festival with each other, yet jointly they remove darkness from the country’s makes an attempt to outline itself and its relation to the realm outdoors its borders.
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