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ERIC Number: ED131459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 185
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The Immigrant in Children's Fictional Books Recommended for American Libraries, 1883-1939.
Barr, Janet Louise Cook
Content analysis of children's books recommended, between 1883 and 1939, for American libraries indicated that immigrants were not depicted to any great extent in the books studied. It was also found that increases and decreases in the number of recommended children's books describing immigrant characters were not correlated with immigration statistics. Anglo-Saxon and Nordic immigrants appeared more frequently in children's literature than in actual immigration statistics, and other immigrant groups appeared less often in the books than in the statistics. In general, immigrants were depicted in a positive manner in the books studied. Anglo-Saxon and Nordic immigrants were described less fully than were other immigrant groups, who differed more from the dominant culture. (Author/AA)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University