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This collection focuses on the spiritual and religious lives of women, children, and families. The publications cover timely topics of the day and represent several denominations and churches, including Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal and Baptist.

The Religious Periodicals for Women, Children, and Families, 1804-1878 collection presents important topics faced by families in the 19th Century, including motherhood and fatherhood, child rearing, music, prayer, children's literature, and religious formation. Broader social themes include anti-slavery, Universalism, and temperance. Prominent titles include The Ladies' Repository, The Children's Magazine (1827-1873) and the long-running Welsh periodical Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (1841-1875).

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