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Old 12-17-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Moralistic, Often Frightening Children's Books of the Early 1830s - Retronaut
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:39 AM
 
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Fascinating! Thanks for posting this, leanansidhex! I was particularly interested in the stories about the "original Americans" and "Ne-groes" (some of the stories have words that are divided into syllables, presumably to make it easier for young readers to sound them out.) These little stories express the racism which was common to the era, yet they also acknowledge that both Native Americans and African Americans have been ill-treated by white people. This surprised me. I also had to laugh at the first line of one story, "English people live in England." Well, duh!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:21 AM
 
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That's what prompted me to post it. That, and the story titled "My Brothers Grave"

I lived in Nob Hill for 20 years, the Bay area for 27 ... I miss it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Didn't read the whole thing, but what I read seemed like good enough advice for those times.

Brother reaches over a stream holding on to a small branch to a tree. Did he check it first to make sure it was strong? If he didn't it could break and he could fall in the stream. sounds like good advice to me
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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When I hit the link it's not working.

I wanna see!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:22 AM
 
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Moralistic, Often Frightening Children's Books of the Early 1830s - Retronaut

I'm completely clueless .... it worked for me just now
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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I got it - thank you!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Lovely - and marvelous illustrations.

Makes me think of the Saki's "The Storyteller" - do you know it?
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