Misinformed: How a 1918 Narrative Shapes Our Discussion of Slavery and Race Today

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Historical knowledge does not exist independently of the historian’s interpretation. The fallacious obsession with the study of history as a series of empirical facts is entrenched in the primary and secondary education system of the United States. Students are taught a distorted history built on triumphalism and the biases of archaic historians. Slavery, in particular, is a victim of such narrow pedagogy, as Antebellum America’s central event is taught fragmented, sanitized, and without context (Shuster…

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