Savages according to the 1959 Golden Book Encyclopedia

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…


Community Village‘s insight:


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.


See on