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To Kill a Mockingbird - the Historical Context
'To Kill A Mockingbird' begins with an idyllic view of small town Alabama, but soon goes on to expose the ingrained racism and racial segregation extensive in small town America during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The book also highlights the presence at that time of the hate group known as the Ku Klux Klan.
Useful as an introduction to Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Useful for the wider topic of 1960s American literature. Background material around 1930s America and the Civil Rights Movement.
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