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The Resource Learning from the left : children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States, Julia L. Mickenberg

Learning from the left : children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States, Julia L. Mickenberg

Label
Learning from the left : children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States
Title
Learning from the left
Title remainder
children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Julia L. Mickenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that challenged the status quo. Learning from the Left provides the first historic overview of their work. Spanning from the 1920s, when both children's book publishing and American Communism were becoming significant on the American scene, to the late 1960s, when youth who had been raised on many of the books in this study unequivocally rejected the values of the Cold War, Learning from the Left shows how "radical" values and ideas that have now become mainstream (including cooperation, interracial friendship, critical thinking, the dignity of labor, feminism, and the history of marginalized people), were communicated to children in repressive times
  • A range of popular and critically acclaimed children's books, many by former teachers and others who had been blacklisted because of their political beliefs, made commonplace the ideas that McCarthyism tended to call "subversive." These books, about history, science, and contemporary social conditions-as well as imaginative works, science fiction, and popular girls' mystery series-were readily available to children: most could be found in public and school libraries, and some could even be purchased in classrooms through book clubs that catered to educational audiences. Drawing upon extensive interviews, archival research, and hundreds of children's books published from the 1920s through the 1970s, Learning from the Left offers a history of the children's book in light of the history of the history of the Left, and a new perspective on the links between the Old Left of the 1930s and the New Left of the 1960s. Winner of the Grace Abbott Book Prize of the Society for the History of Children and Youth"--GoogleBooks
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mickenberg, Julia L
Dewey number
810.9/358/083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.P6
LC item number
M53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, American
  • Politics and literature
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Cold War in literature
Label
Learning from the left : children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States, Julia L. Mickenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progressive and proletarian precedents -- Lyrical leftists, juvenile publishing, and the politics of progressive education -- "For young revolutionists": Children's literature and the Communist Milieu, 1925-1935 -- Producing dissent -- Work and sing: children's literature and the cultural front, 1935-1945 -- "Pink-tinged pages"? McCarthyism and Children's literature -- Countering the cold war: social significance versus social pressure -- Science and history for girls and boys -- The tools of science: dialectics and children's literature -- Ballad for American children: history, folklore, and leftist civic education
Control code
62789787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 389 pages
Isbn
9780195152814
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004065457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780195152807
  • 9780195152814
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Learning from the left : children's literature, the Cold War, and radical politics in the United States, Julia L. Mickenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Progressive and proletarian precedents -- Lyrical leftists, juvenile publishing, and the politics of progressive education -- "For young revolutionists": Children's literature and the Communist Milieu, 1925-1935 -- Producing dissent -- Work and sing: children's literature and the cultural front, 1935-1945 -- "Pink-tinged pages"? McCarthyism and Children's literature -- Countering the cold war: social significance versus social pressure -- Science and history for girls and boys -- The tools of science: dialectics and children's literature -- Ballad for American children: history, folklore, and leftist civic education
Control code
62789787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 389 pages
Isbn
9780195152814
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004065457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780195152807
  • 9780195152814
Other physical details
illustrations

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