Between 1850 and 1940 Black racialized dolls made in Europe and the northern United States saturated the marketplace with the peak years in the 1920s. These dolls were advertised with pejorative names and descriptions that typed cast African Americans as domestics and labors on mythical antebellum landscapes assisted White children in shaping Black people as inferior to Whites. Data mining doll encyclopedias, websites, and catalogs, I have compiled a list of Black racialized dolls. Additionally, I have provided advertisements of positive imagine Black dolls from The Crisis and The Negro World that provided a counterweight to the stereotyped dolls.
Martin, Anthony F.
"A List of Racialized Black Dolls: 1850-1940,"
African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter: Vol. 15
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/adan/vol15/iss1/14
African American Studies Commons, African History Commons, African Languages and Societies Commons, African Studies Commons, American Art and Architecture Commons, American Material Culture Commons, Archaeological Anthropology Commons, Biological and Physical Anthropology Commons, Folklore Commons, Other American Studies Commons, Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology Commons, Other International and Area Studies Commons, Social and Cultural Anthropology Commons, Social History Commons, Women's Studies Commons