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Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Right…



In Racial Innocence, Robin Bernstein argues that the concept of
“childhood innocence” has been central to U.S. racial formation since
the mid-nineteenth century. Children–white ones imbued with innocence,
black ones excluded from it, and others of color erased by it–figured
pivotally in sharply divergent racial agendas from slavery and
abolition to antiblack violence and the early civil rights movement.

Racial Innocence takes up a rich archive including books, toys, theatrical props, and<br…


Racial Innocence

Pub Date : 2011-01-01 | Author : Robin Bernstein | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780814787090
ISBN 13 : 0814787096

Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocenceoa reversal of the previously- dominant Calvinist belief that children were depraved, ..


Ebony And Ivy

Pub Date : 2013-09-17 | Author : Craig Steven Wilder | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN 10 : 9781596916814
ISBN 13 : 1596916818

A leading African-American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy, revealing that our leading universities, depe..


Human Development Report 2004

Pub Date : 2004 | Author : United Nations Development Programme | Publisher : Human Development Report

ISBN 10 : 9780195221466
ISBN 13 : 019522146X

This is the 15th report, prepared by a team of independent experts, which explores major development issues of global concern. The 2004 report focuses on issues of cultural liberty..


Key Debates In Anthropology

Pub Date : 2003-12-16 | Author : Tim Ingold | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134748839
ISBN 13 : 1134748833

Every year, leading social anthropologists meet to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject and this book includes the first six of these d..


The Bluest Eye

Pub Date : 2007-07-24 | Author : Toni Morrison | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 0307386589
ISBN 13 : 9780307386588

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy..


An American Childhood

Pub Date : 2009-10-13 | Author : Annie Dillard | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 006184313X
ISBN 13 : 9780061843136

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up..



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