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ABC in Dixie : a plantation alphabet

ABC in Dixie : a plantation alphabet



Each letter of the alphabet begins the name of an African-American servant on a fictional plantation in a rhyme that imitates southern black dialect. Each rhyme faces a full-page color illustration of the character described.
Estimated date of publication based on inscription in the copy at the Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University Library.
"Printed in Bavaria 1139."

ABC in Dixie: a plantation alphabet by Louise Quarles Bonte and George Willard Bonte, Chromolithography. An alphabet book with rhymes written in imitation of southern Black English of the 19th century. Images are a variety of stereotyped plantation characters. By modern standards, the book may be considered offensive, this book is about learning to read, building proficiency, and enjoying old fashion slapstick humor, featuring strictly people of color, Afro-centric.





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