The Tar Baby

The Tar Baby

A Global History

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Perhaps the best-known version of the tar baby story was published in 1880 by Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, and popularized in Song of the South, the 1946 Disney movie. Other versions of the story, however, have surfaced in many other places throughout the world, including Nigeria, Brazil, Corsica, Jamaica, India, and the Philippines. The Tar Baby offers a fresh analysis of this deceptively simple story about a fox, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine, tracing its history and its connections to slavery, colonialism, and global trade.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780691172637
0691172633
Characteristics: xv, 261 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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