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1793 The U.S. capitol gets its cornerstone; those who believe that some people can be bought & sold get a cornerstone Fugitive Slave Act passed; Captain Cabtree’s observation of a sea serpent sets a cornerstone of sea serpent sightings; & American literature for children gets its cornerstone, with the birth of Samuel Griswold Goodrich.
1803 The U.S. gets a new geographic cornerstone, as it absorbs the Louisiana Territory; & Samuel Goodrich learns history from a veteran of the American Revolution.
Children’s periodicals founded: Youth’s Repository of Christian KnowledgeThe Juvenile Magazine
1813 Ezra Sampson implies to young readers that a cornerstone of prehistoric biology might eat them if it could; Samuel Goodrich remakes himself through education; & Harriet Jacobs, whose Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl will stun generations, is born.
Children’s periodicals founded: Youth’s Instructer and Guardian ; Youth’s Instructor and Sabbath School Assistant ; Youth’s Instructor and Sabbath School and Bible Class AssistantThe Sabbath School Repository and Teacher’s AssistantThe MonitorTeacher’s Offering; or Sabbath’s Scholar’s Magazine ; Teacher’s Offering; or Sunday Scholar’s Magazine ; Youth’s Friend, and Scholar’s MagazineThe Juvenile Magazine
1823 A cornerstone of many Americans’ memories of Christmas begins its life as a publishing phenomenon; Samuel Goodrich remembers neighbor Sarah Bishop; & John Dunn Hunter’s memoirs of his life among the Osage begins its own publishing history.
Children’s periodicals founded: The Sabbath School VisiterYouth’s CompanionParley’s MagazineJuvenile WatchmanThe Juvenile RepositoryPupil’s MonitorWestern Sabbath School Repository, and Friend of YouthThe GuardianThe Youth’s MiscellanyJuvenile Gazette
1833 Samuel Goodrich begins his first magazine for children; & some Americans are so terrified by the Leonid meteor shower that they fear they’re seeing the last night of the world.
Children’s periodicals founded:Child’s Gazette” • Jugend-ZeitungThe Juvenile WesleyanThe Youth’s GazetteYouth’s Guide and StarBoys’ and Girls’ Magazine ; Boys’ & Girls’ Monthly LibraryNew Church Magazine for American Children ; The Children’s New-Church MagazineYouth’s Penny Gazette ; The Youth’s Sunday-School Gazette (also The Youth’s Sunday School Gazette)The Child’s Friend ; The Child’s Friend and Youth’s Magazine ; The Child’s Friend and Family MagazineYouth’s CompanionThe Pierian
1843 Parley’s Magazine speculates about the beginnings of the world; Robert Merry’s Museum uses John Dunn Hunter’s beginnings as inspiration for a serial; & Millerites believe that the world is ending (didn’t we just do this in 1833?).
Children’s periodicals founded: Der Schul- und HausfreundYouth’s Western BannerForest GarlandLittle TravelerThe Little PilgrimYouth’s GalaxyThe Carrier Dove
1853 A really great comet appears; the U.S. starts its volatile trade relationship with Japan; Eliza Leslie starts to school Americans on their manners; & Fanny Fern starts her career as a book writer.
Children’s periodicals founded: The Little WolverineThe Little ForesterSchuylkill County School JournalThe Juvenile Temperance Watchman ; Juvenile WatchmanMonthly Instructor and Fire Side Companion ; Forrester’s Playmate ; Youth’s Casket and PlaymateThe Little TravelerThe Children’s Friend ; Friend for Boys and GirlsThe Boys’ Daily Journal ; Boys’ JournalYouth’s National Gazette
1863 The year begins with freedom for all, as the Emancipation Proclamation takes effect; Black Elk begins his journey on the earth; & Gail Hamilton begins a career as the author of popular books.
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