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Japan, racism, children's literature, American education, Uncle Ben
Uncle Ben in Japan is a 1933 geographical workbook intended to teach American schoolchildren about Japan. This text highlights both positive and negative American attitudes towards Japan in the 1930s. Although this work expresses certain views progressive for its time, it also contains evident assumptions of American national superiority.
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Nielsen, Anna; Baron, Rachel; and Orton, Emily, "Praise and Prejudice: American Attitudes Toward Japan in Uncle Ben" (2018). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 341.
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