Case 10: 1954-1975

Case 10: 1954 - 1975

Children's books of this period were more realistic; the romantic hero of previous years was vanishing. Authors wrote an increasing number of books with military themes and plots involving friendship between former enemies.

The Civil Rights movement had a direct effect on publishing in later years, influencing the production of new books that focused on African-American men and women, portrayed as slaves, freemen, and soldiers.


Stone, James Clement. The Evolution of Civil War Novels for Children. Dissertation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1990.


1. Carter, Hodding. Robert E. Lee and the Road of Honor. New York: Random House, 1955. Williamson Collection E 467 .1 L4 C37.

2. Keith, Harold. Rifles for Watie. New York: Crowell, 1957. Williamson Collection PS 3561 E37588 R54.

3. Kane, Harnett. A Picture Story of the Confederacy. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1965. Louisiana Collection E487.K3.

4. Tate, Allen. Jefferson Davis. New York: Putnam, 1969. Williamson Collection E 467 .1 D26 T2.

5. Lafleur, Tom. Ulysses S. Ant & Robert E. Flea. Milwaukee: Brennan Books,1970. Williamson Collection PS 3562 A294 U59.

6. Burchard, Peter. Rat Hell. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1971. Williamson Collection PS 3552 U64 R38.

7. Ortiz, Victoria. Sojourner Truth, a Self-made Woman. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1974. Williamson Collection E 185 .97 T888.

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United States Civil War Center, LSU Libraries Special Collections, 2002