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Journal: The Public Historian
The Public Historian (2021) 43 (1): 18–38.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Emilie Zaslow Pleasant Rowland, who founded the American Girl historical doll, accessory, and book collection in the mid-1980s, claimed that her dolls were like “chocolate cake with vitamins,” enjoyable, but also educational. Although history has always played a part in the American Girl brand, its...