Educación y propaganda en los textos confederados para niños (1861-1865).

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Texts intended for children have traditionally played a decisive role in forming the youngest minds, being often used as reinforcement for the propaganda oriented to adults. The Confederacy, in the process of building a new national identity, was aware of this influencing power. The present work analyzes what ideas used by Confederate propaganda appeared in texts addressed to children; it points which ones were aimed to the education of future citizens and which ones were meant to act as reinforcement of Confederate propaganda discourse; what issues followed a similar line in both discourses, the one for children and the one for adults (as in the patriotic exaltation of the nation), and in which ones there was a certain breakup (defense of slavery).


Propaganda, education, text book, children’s literature, American Civil War, Confederacy, ideology

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