Literary Precedents for The Blackboard Jungle

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There is little that can be compared to this novel. It really is among the first of the books of the 1950s to explore its subject and anticipate the plight that the cities would experience in greater severity in the coming years.

Many other books about city schools followed such as Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase (1965) but few preceded The Blackboard Jungle.

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