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ERIC Number: ED017586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOKS, A REPORT OF A STUDY OF THE TREAMENT OF NEGROES IN AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOKS USED IN GRADES FIVE AND EIGHT AND IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS OF CALIFORNIA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE FINDINGS OF A PANEL OF SIX AMERICAN HISTORIANS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA WHO REVIEWED SEVEN HISTORY TEXTS WIDELY USED IN THE STATE TO ASSESS THEIR TREATMENT OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO. THEY FOUND THAT MOST OF THE TEXTS REFLECTED VIEWS REJECTED OR DRASTICALLY MODIFIED BY GOOD CURRENT HISTORICAL SCHOLARSHIP. MANY OF THESE VIEWS REINFORCED IDEAS OF WHITE SUPERIORITY AND NEGRO INFERIORITY. THE GREATEST DEFECT IN MOST OF THE BOOKS WAS THEIR VIRTUAL OMISSION OF THE NEGRO. ANOTHER FAILING WAS THE PLAYING DOWN OR IGNORING OF THE LONG HISTORY OF VIOLENCE BETWEEN NEGROES AND WHITES. EACH TEXT IS SEPARATELY EXAMINED. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
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