Black Confederates In Virginia Textbooks

Many of you wonder why I am so focused and committed to challenging the mythology of black Confederates.  In recent weeks I’ve written about the sale of toy soldiers at the Museum of the Confederacy, a brief reference in a NPS handout in New York City, and, of course, the anticipated release of Ann DeWitt’s…

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Why Political History is Really, Really Important

My AP America History students began yesterday’s class by considering the following list of assorted acts and agencies that appeared on my white board: Environmental Protection Agency Occupation Safety & Health Administration National Transportation & Safety Board Endangered Species Act Clean Air Act Aid to Families with Dependent Children Adjustment of Social Security to Inflation…

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