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Contents: Genesis of the magazine - Components - The Construction of Positive Images - In Search of a Usable Past (Africa, Slavery, Lynching and Racism, the South, Euro-American Traditions, Black Culture Heroes) - The Three Dimensions (Africa, America, the Global Community) - Demise and Legacy (Effie Lee Newsome, Harlem Renaissance).
Christina Schaffer graduated from the University of Mainz in 2008 with a Master's degree and the First Teacher's State Exam in American and German Studies. She worked as a Foreign Language Assistant in England and studied at Washington College in Maryland. Between 2008 and 2011, she completed her PhD and is currently doing her teacher's training.
"Revealing the ideological battles waged over the emerging category and genre of children's literature in the period from 1920 to 1960, Schaffer and Schmidt shed new light on important chapters in children's literature and culture." (Michaela Keck, Amerikastudien / American Studies 62.3 2017)