Understanding family life in the 19th century necessitates a look at what was popular with children at the time. This website, put together by an English professor at West Chester University, lists periodicals for children published in the nineteenth century, each of which includes a chronological list of its important articles and links to a digital copy. The magazine Youth’s Companion (which has also been digitized here) covers the most extensive range of topics, with many articles imparting a moral lesson. There are some very interesting articles from the war period to be found as well. Other publications worth noting for their relevance to the circumstances of the Civil War are the Student and Schoolmate, The Slave’s Friend, and The Little Corporal. These primary resources make a great addition to a classroom discussion of the nineteenth century from the perspective of children.