ERIC Number: ED082233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Image of the Black in Children's Fiction.
Broderick, Dorothy M.
This book is a historical, literary, and critical analysis of the portrait of the black that emerges from children's books published between 1827 and 1967. The early books studied were listed in Jacob Blanck's "Peter Parley to Penrod: A Bibliographic Description of the Best-Loved American Juvenile Books, 1827-1926." The later titles are from the 1909-1968 editions of the "Children's Catalog." The books are discussed under the themes of (1) slavery, (2) the freedman, (3) after the civil war, (4) freeborn blacks, (5) the primitive, (6) black self-denigration, (7) religion and superstition, (8) the musical black, (9) segregation, and (10) black-white relationships. An appendix lists the books from the "Children's Catalog" which are analyzed in this study. A bibliography and index are also provided. (DI)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Literature, Blacks, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Images, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Racial Attitudes, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Stereotypes, United States Literature
R.R. Bowker Co., 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036 ($12.50)
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