Indoctrinating for Empire

Children’s books and changing times

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Number: 56
By: Colin Thomas
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-1-911522-64-5
Number of pages: 32
Format: Stapled Pamphlet
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Section: BRHG Publications
Subjects: Colonialism
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The story of how we came to have this Empire is a wonderful tale of adventure and romance

Major General Baden-Powell in Scouting for Boys

Many children’s ‘classics’, some still in print, glorify the British Empire. In this essay, Colin Thomas argues that they help to perpetuate racist attitudes which only recent children’s books have begun to challenge.

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