The Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) provide an early paradigm of racial toleration by displacing the heterogeneous race conflicts of the U. S. to an interplanetary location. There, the protagonist John Carter, representing Burroughs himself, introduces a level of racial acceptance and integration almost unheard of on the Earth of that era (the early twentieth century).
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Faulkner, Ronnie W. "Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Novels as an Early Paradigm of Racial Toleration." ERBzine.com. Biil & Sue-On Hillman's ERBzine, v. 2177, 2 May 2008. Web.