The Golden Book Encyclopedia was the best-selling children’s encyclopedia in America ever. The 1959 edition sold throughout the 1960s. It is the oldest encyclopedia in my possession – and it writes…
Above is an except from Abagond’s blog.
I didn’t know an encyclopedia actually used the word ‘savages’ to describe any group of people.
I knew the word ‘savage’ had been common in speech; but in ‘professional’ writing as well!?
Who wants to bet that when you turn to the page on Europeans – it does not describe them as savages even though Europeans have commited savage acts throughout history and up to today.
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