Learning from the Left

Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States
Author(s): 
Mickenberg, Julia L.
ISBN: 
0195152816
Date published: 
December 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£11.99

The ways in which the Cold War and McCarthyism circumscribed dissent are well known; less documented are the opportunities they inadvertently created. This book shows how pervasive and influential Left politics were in children's book writing, illustrating, publishing, and dissemination during the middle third of the twentieth century - precisely the time when Americans were most concerned about protecting their children against Communist influences.