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Suffer the Little ChildrenUses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature$

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722992

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.001.0001

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(p.ii) North American Religions

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Series Editors: Tracy Fessenden (Religious Studies, Arizona State University), Laura Levitt (Religious Studies, Temple University), and David Harrington Watt (History, Temple University)

In recent years a cadre of industrious, imaginative, and theoretically sophisticated scholars of religion has focused its attention on North America. As a result the field is far more subtle, expansive, and interdisciplinary than it was just two decades ago. The North American Religions series builds on this transformative momentum. Books in the series move among the discourses of ethnography, cultural analysis, and historical study to shed new light on a wide range of religious experiences, practices, and institutions. They explore topics such as lived religion, popular religious movements, religion and social power, religion and cultural reproduction, and the relationship between secular and religious institutions and practices. The series focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on religion in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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  • Eichler-Levine, Jodi.
  • Suffer the little children : uses of the past in Jewish and African American children’s literature
  • / Jodi Eichler-Levine.
  •   pages cm. — (North American religions)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index.
  • ISBN 978-0-8147-2299-2 (cl : alk. paper)
  • ISBN 978-0-8147-2400-2 (e-book)
  • ISBN 978-0-8147-2401-9 (e-book)
  • 1. Children’s literature, American—History and criticism. 2. Children’s literature, Jewish—
  • History and criticism. 3. American literature—African American authors—History and
  • criticism. 4. History in literature. 5. Suffering in literature. 6. Jews in literature. 7. African
  • Americans in literature. I. Title.
  • PS490.E37 2013
  • 810.9’9282—dc23
  •               2012043769
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