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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Who'll check the historians?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 9:34 AM

There's been quite a bit of reporting lately on errors found in the textbooks used to teach state and U.S. history in Virginia. Notably, some Civil War mythology — about the supposed huge number of happy black folks who fought for the Confederacy — was included in the text on the strength of a so-called historian's reliance on an Internet search that took her to the unreconstructed Sons of Confederate Veterans for her material.

This raises the question, naturally, about the quality of texts used everywhere. Historian, you out there? Any idea if any independent vetting has been done on Arkansas texts?

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