Soon come home to this island : West Indians in British children's literature / Karen Sands-O'Connor

Author(s): Sands-O'Connor, Karen
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Subjects: Children's literature, English--History and criticism
Children--Books and reading--Great Britain--History
West Indians in literature
Characters and characteristics in literature--Juvenile literature
Imperialism in literature
Caribbean Area--In literature
West Indies--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Routledge, c2008
Series: Children's literature and culture
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xviii, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface : soon come home
Ch. 1. This island for England : early depictions of the West Indies 1
Ch. 2. The black man's lament : enlisting child readers in the fight over slavery 21
Ch. 3. A small corner of the empire : the West Indies in literature of the Victorian era 41
Ch. 4. School on an island : geographies, school stories, and comics in the first half of the twentieth century 63
Ch. 5. The winds of change : the West Indian comes to Britain 91
Ch. 6. Happy families? : British picture books after 1970 117
Ch. 7. This island for me : black British writers 139
Conclusion : the avenging Caribbean 165
Notes: LCCN: 2006102911
ISBN: 9780415976305 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0415976308 (hardback : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-224) and index
Contents: Preface: soon come home -- This island for England: early depictions of the West Indies -- The Black man's lament: enlisting child readers in the fight over slavery -- A small corner of the Empire: the West Indies in literature of the Victorian era -- School on an island: geographies, school stories, and comics in the first half of the twentieth century -- The winds of change: the West Indian comes to Britain -- Happy families?: British picture books after 1970 -- This island for me: Black British writers -- Conclusion: the avenging Caribbean
OCLC Number: 77759049
ISBN/ISSN: 9780415976305
0415976308