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What a find! A wonderful vintage children's book entitled Mother Goose ABC Book. Mother Goose Series. Published by M. A. Donohue & Co. Undated. Hardback. 63 pages. Measures approx. 7 12" x 10". Wonderful b/w illustrations throughout including an alphabet! Also includes a very politically incorrect verse over 5 pages entitled "The Ten Little Niggers".

Ten Little Niggers surfaced in two distinct genres: minstrel shows and children’s nursery rhymes. While the words usually remained the same in both genres, the audience varied greatly in age. In 1894, McLoughlin Brothers revised their commercial success so that the last “little nigger” marries. And while original copies of these nursery rhyme books are difficult to find in the United States, the skeleton of the nursery rhyme still exists in the education of American children. Ten Little Niggers became Ten Little Indians. Upon the race movements of American Indian people that contested the (mis)representations of American Indians in American folklore and contemporary culture, the nursery rhyme became Ten Little Soldiers.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not intending to offend anyone with the information provided above. I am solely providing information on the history of this verse.

Properly aged to perfection! Wear to the front and back covers and spine. Crease to front cover. Covers are loose from spine inside but pages are still bound to covers. Inscription on inside front cover. Page appears to be missing prior to a blank page, all prior to title page. Inside pages have yellowed with age. Last 4 double sided pages are loose but included. Some edge tears, small smudges/spots on some inside pages. Some tearing to pages next to inside spine near bottom. Great old book! Lots of potential! Precious illustrations! Sold as is.

Perfect for your book collection or stash of ephemera for collage, assemblage, mixed media, altered art, scrapbooking or card making projects!

Always happy to COMBINE SHIPPING on multiple items or ship internationally! Please convo me if you would like me to combine shipping prior to purchase. Excessive shipping overage will happily be refunded through PayPal. If you would like DELIVERY CONFIRMATION OR INSURANCE, you must convo me prior to purchase and I will add this to the shipping cost. Otherwise, I will be unable to provide a tracking number.

Mother Goose ABC Book Vintage Late 1800s or Early 1900s Children's Victorian Book Includes The Ten Little Niggers


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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