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Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature

Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World — for more information, please see HERE. Short Title: Can the Child Speak? Key Words: childhood, children’s rights, children’s literature, children’s books, convention on the rights of the child, crc,

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Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands

Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands This essay is a part of our series, Borders in the Classroom On March 4, 1817, Andrew Jackson wrote a letter to President James Monroe that proposed a radical shift in the way the Federal government negotiated with Native American groups who still maintained their autonomy on the

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