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Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook

Charles W. Eagles


Just as Mississippi whites in the 1950s and 1960s had fought to maintain school segregation, they battled in the 1970s to control the school curriculum. Educators faced a crucial choice between continuing to teach a white supremacist view of history or offering students a more enlightened multiracial view of their state’s past. In 1974, when Random House’s Pantheon Books published Mississippi: Conflict and Change (written and edited by James W. Loewen and Charles Sallis), the defenders of the traditional interpretation struck back at the innovative textbook. Intolerant of its inclusion of Afri ... More

Keywords: Textbook, history, Mississippi, Loewen, civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631158
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. Eagles, author
University of Mississippi