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Schools of “Thought”: Nationalistic Propaganda in History Textbooks

Schools of “Thought”: Nationalistic Propaganda in History Textbooks

Helen Keller was a radical Socialist; Woodrow Wilson advocated white supremacy; within three years, the plagues brought by Europeans to America left only one native in twenty alive in coastal New England. A student would be hard-pressed to find facts like these, which paint America and its heroes in a less-than-positive light, in a typical history textbook. Indeed, these textbooks have by and large functioned as handbooks to produce patriotic, socially responsible young American citizens. By following this goal, these…

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