Publisher Name: American Sunday-School Union
Publisher Info: The American Sunday School Union (ASSU) was founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's purpose was promoting Sunday schools and their goals of educating children. The ASSU published vast numbers of items, and distributed countless books and periodicals through its Sunday schools and by selling them to others. It played an important role in shaping not only 19th century children's literature in America, but also the moral character of several generations.
Place of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Example of mid-1800's juvenile moralizing literature. Intended as a "reward book" and typical of Sunday school literature, obedience to God is stressed in these simple stories with woodcut illustrations. Gift of Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver, by 1941.
8 p. : illustrated (b&w) ; 93 mm. (3 5/8" high)
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