Ten Little Nigger Boys Black Americana Rare Book African Negro Child Us Antique For Sale
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This sale is for an original 1959 edition of "TEN LITTLE NIGGER BOYS AND TEN LITTLE NIGGER GIRLS" by Nora Case, published by Chatto and Windus of London.THIS BOOK WILL SHOCK YOU!!!It is a relic of an era where racially inappropriate and insensitive products were widely available. We believe it serves as important tool for education about the past. And although we still have much room for improvements in race relations,
JUST LOOK HOW FAR WE'VE COME!!!It is a children's counting book derived from a rhyme originally written for a minstrel show. "Ten Little Indians" was originally the title of a comic song written in the 1860's by Philadelphia songwriter Septimus Winner. The song made its way to England where another songwriter, named Frank Green, adapted it for use in a Victorian minstrel show giving it new lyrics. Each stanza of the first story uses addition as its theme, "one little boy is putting on his shoe, Sambo comes to help him and then there are two." The additional little boys keep coming through interesting adventures until there are a total of ten.
The second half of the book is devoted to the Little Girls, who "were dressed so fine, one goes to Paris, and then there are nine." Whereas the first story uses an adding technique, the second story uses subtraction. In summary, although the late nineteenth century is often referred to as the Golden Age of children's literature and it witnessed a profusion of books designed specifically for a young audience, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, it represented only a portion of the literate youth in America. African - American children, in particular, and Negro children throughout the world would have found few depictions of themselves, and, of these, even fewer would have presented characters whom black children could respect and emulate, such as this one. This book speaks volumes about the race relations in the United States during the Jim Crow era. Although we are not quite there yet, just look how far we've come since then.Despite its politically incorrect theme, the stereotyped illustrations are, nevertheless, delightful. Every other page has a colorful and coordinated black and red illustration to accompany the rhyming adventure story.
Published in 1959, it is in GOOD CONDITION! for its age; especially for being54 YEARS OLD!!! There are 54 charming pages, firmly bound. The cover has a vividred pictorial hardback with white lettering to the front. Overall, the interior is very neat and clean with no writing or markings. Expected blemishes can be found but are minimal. Its most notable flaw is the paper spine covering is missing and clear tape has been applied by a previous owner as a reinforcement. This petite book may be 4" X 5 1/2", however, it is a strong reminder of a bygone era.
This is an EXTREMELY RARE!!!book so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
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