Echoes of war and strains of resistance: Representations of the U.S. - México war in the youth's companion.

Lorinda B Cohoon


This essay examines a children’s periodical titled The Youth’s Companion to locate
representations of Mexico in a United States publication for children. Specifically,
this essay examines issues of the magazine published during the time period of
the U. S.-Mexico war to find whether this war was presented to children and to
examine how issues of war and conquest were addressed. Even though the magazine was published weekly, explicit references to the war occur rarely. This paper examines one account of the Battle of Vera Cruz and also discusses anti-war poetry and essays written by women writers.

Palabras clave

war; U.S. - Mexico War; anti-war literature; children's periodicals; Siege of Veracruz; Beattle of Chapultepec; Youth's Companion; Lydia Huntley Sigourney

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Publicación semestral editada por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana a través de la Unidad Azcapotzalco, División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Departamento de Humanidades.