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As I discussed in the Black Power post from a couple of days ago, the civil rights movement has no real start or end. It’s an ongoing series of struggles. The Civil Rights Movement we think of as having primarily existed between 1954 and 1965 is really just a moment where the black freedom struggle […]

The Textbook Scam

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On November 1, 2015

Henry Farrell is speaking some truth here about the textbook scam. I teach international relations at a university where political science is the most popular major. As well as teaching intensive semi

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History Wars in South Korea

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On October 30, 2015
Over the last several years, battles over history textbooks have occasionally come up in the American media, with conservatives freaking out the new AP U.S. History standards that don’t explicitly celebrate American exceptionalism and Texas forcing textbook companies to downplay issues like slavery or anything positive about racial minorities. Conservatives want celebratory history taught and […]
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