White Supremacy in Children's Literature: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900

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This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture: it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that paralleled the way adult books, schools, churches, and government institutions similarly maligned black identity, culture, and intelligence. The book reveals how links between the socialization of children and conservative trends in the ...

White Supremacy in Children's Literature: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900 1997, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780815320562

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