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How Mississippi Got Away with Teaching Racist History (Skipped History)

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tags: textbooks, Confederacy, Mississippi, teaching history, Lost Cause



Last week, we looked at how a fringe school, founded by a gassy cult-member, moved American higher education to the right. This week, we look at a lawsuit in Mississippi that shows how, until the 1980s, many high schools taught a delusional view of the past:

 

 

Today’s story comes from Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen, as well as an article by Robert Coles, an evaluation of US history standards, and a little known book/movie series called Lord of the Rings.

Read entire article at Skipped History

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