Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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dc.title Gone With the Wind
dc.creator Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
dc.subject Coming of age- Fiction; Slavery;  Slavery in Literature; United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865 LCSH
dc.description In this “epic novel of love and war,” Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a plantation owner, must survive on her own and find a way out of poverty in the Civil War South.
dc.publisher Macmillan
dc.date 1964 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Hardcover book, 833 pages, 8.5 x 5.9 x 1.9 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-0025853904
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wind-Margaret-Mitchell/dp/B000GISOGS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1461871698&sr=8-5&keywords=gone+with+the+wind
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dc.relation Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; originally published by Macmillan Publishers; New York: June 10, 1936
dc.rights Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind follows the struggles of Scarlett O’Hara during and after the Civil War, as well as her on-again, off-again relationships with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler. Many people have the opinion that Gone with the Wind should be banned due to racial slurs, as well as the underlying racism in both the way slaves were treated by the characters and portrayed by the narrative.



Beloved by Toni Morrison



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dc.title Beloved
dc.creator Morrison, Toni
dc.subject Slavery—United States; African American Women—Fiction; Infanticide—Fiction LCSH
dc.description Former slave Sethe can’t escape the ghosts of her past, including the ghost of her infant daughter, Beloved.
dc.publisher Vintage International
dc.contributor Toni Morrison
dc.date 06-08-2004 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 321 pages, 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-1400033416

Original edition: PS3563.08749B4 1987

dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Toni-Morrison/dp/1400033411/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461603890&sr=8-1&keywords=beloved
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dc.relation Beloved by Toni Morrison; originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1987
dc.coverage 1987-2004
dc.rights All rights reserved


Former slave Sethe has escaped from slavery in Kentucky to freedom in Ohio. When Sethe is tracked down after only a month of freedom, she kills her two-year-old daughter rather than let her be taken back into a life of slavery. Years later, Sethe is once again living in Ohio when a young woman calling herself Beloved shows up on her doorstep…a woman who might be Sethe’s daughter. This haunting story of guilt, freedom, and slavery has frequently been banned and challenged due to accusations of “violence, sexual content, and discussion of bestiality” (Banned Books Week).


Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Bannedbooksweek.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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dc.title Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
dc.creator Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
dc.subject Runaway children—Fiction; Fugitive slaves—Fiction; Friendship—Fiction; Race relations—Fiction; Mississippi River—Fiction LCSH
dc.description Huck Finn, trying to escape his abusive father, teams up with runaway slave Jim as they raft down the Mississippi River together in the 1840s.
dc.publisher Dover Publications
dc.contributor Mark Twain
dc.date 05-26-1994 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 224 pages long, 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.5 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-0486280615
dc.source http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Huckleberry-Finn-Mark-Twain/dp/0486280616/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461605489&sr=1-1&keywords=huckleberry+finn
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dc.relation The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; originally published by Charles L. Webster and Co., New York: 1885
dc.coverage 1885-1994
dc.rights All rights reserved


“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” tells the story of Huck Finn, a white boy who runs away from his abusive father with Jim, a runaway slave. Together, the two travel down the Mississippi River on a raft, encountering racism and attitudes toward slavery and freedom in the American South of the 1840s. Despite its negative attitude toward slavery, the book has been frequently banned for racism and offensive language (Banned Books Week) due to Twain’s unflinching portrayal of 1840s Missouri and the realities of slavery.


Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Bannedbooksweek.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica