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American Dime Novel: Racialization / Erasure

Exhibition: DCL Room 1020 | Fall 2021

Virtual Program: November 4, 4pm, 2021: View the program on the YouTube channel here.

This exhibition, on display in the fall of 2022 at the Downtown Campus Library, includes a series of dime novel covers, showing how stereotypes of these communities followed and / or promoted state and national policies regarding immigration policies including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Indian removal acts, and early Jim Crow practices focused on voter suppression. Curator Nancy Caronia, Prof. of English, was the 2020 Art in the Libraries Faculty Exhibition Awardee.

Visit the online exhibit here!