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History, denial, and a mother’s lament

October 5, 2015

Peter Wood, a historian at Duke, explains how slavery in America became race based. I may have to read the book. This New Republic article explains how that shaped our Constitution, in response to a fairly silly editorial in the New York Times that dismissed the very idea.

A Texas mother is rightly upset that the state-approved history text teaches her child that workers were brought over from Africa for the southern plantations.

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