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ERIC Number: ED045668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 165
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A Comparison of the Treatment of the Negro in Children's Literature in the Periods 1929-1938 and 1959-1968.
Carlson, Julie Ann
The treatment of the Negro in children's literature was examined in 125 books published between 1929-1938 and 420 books published between 1959-1968 to test (1) whether the Negro was mentioned in the literature of one period more than in the other, and (2) whether a difference existed in the degree of racial stereotyping contained in the books of the two periods. Results of the first test indicated that 15% of the books of the first period and 10% of the books in the second period mentioned Negro characters. The qualitative comparison used in the second test determined whether the Negro characters were treated as caricatures, stereotypes, individuals with a race problem, or individuals with a universal problem. In the 1929-1938 period, the Negro tended to be stereotyped, whereas in the later period he tended to be presented as an individual with a race problem or as an individual with a universal problem. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Connecticut