The South’s Schools Are Failing to Teach Accurate Reconstruction History | Portside

“What are American children taught today about Reconstruction?” asked sociologist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois in his influential 1935 book “Black Reconstruction in America.” Du Bois confronted the distorted revisionist history presented by the Dunning School, a historiographical approach named for Columbia University historian William Archibald Dunning that downplayed Black progress and promoted white supremacy.

Source: The South’s Schools Are Failing to Teach Accurate Reconstruction History | Portside

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