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    Posted 8 years ago

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    The horrific, despicable, derogatory images you have seen are examples of materials that were once the norm in Americsn history.
    This book was published in the late 19th century by Donahue Henneberry & Co. of Chicago Ill. They were a printing and binding establishment that specialized in childrens books including nursery rhymes.
    The earliest reference to Mother Hubbard is said to beSarah Catherine Martin, who published Old Mother Hubbard , 1768 - 1826.
    This book, "Ten Little Niggers", printed in conjunction with Kosehner & Hayes. It has chromolithographed graphic detailed exaggerated images of black people. There is no doubt of its intentions. Be that as it may, this book is as much a part of American history as the Mayflower. In part, it's American literature.
    If for any reason, the reader feels uncomfortable, I apologize. My intentions are mainly to share informstion.
    I welcome any and all information pertaining to this item.

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    1. savoirfaire, 5 years ago
      Shockingly, there were a LOT of versions of this book. In fact, the rhyme was so commonly known that Agatha Christie's masterpiece, now known as "And Then There Were None," was originally titled "Ten Little Niggers," and the plot was heavily based on the rhyme. When I read it in grade school, it had been retitled "Ten Little Indians" and the nigger references in the book were all changed to indian references, I guess because it was more acceptable to be derogatory toward Native Americans than toward blacks?

      Charles, is there any way I can get in touch with you somehow by email or facebook or whatever?

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