Book Review: Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood From Slavery to Civil Rights


My review for Robin Bernstein’s exquisite book Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press) is out in the latest issue of The Journal of Popular Culture. I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed this book, how pleasurable it was to read, how well it flows, and also, how helpful it has been in thinking through issues related to toys and children’s material culture. I highly recommend it.
The review is available in The Journal of Popular Culture 45:4 (August 2012), 913-915.
Robin Bernstein also maintains a great blog with the news and press related to the book. Enjoy that here.

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Book Review: Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood From Slavery to Civil Rights

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