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Civil Rights, Culture WarsThe Fight over a Mississippi Textbook$
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Charles W. Eagles

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631158

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631158.001.0001

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Their History, Role, and Importance

(p.12) Chapter Two Textbooks
Civil Rights, Culture Wars

Charles W. Eagles

University of North Carolina Press

The history of textbooks involves debates over their content, production, marketing, and selection. State regulation often tried to govern the often corrupt processes. At the local and state levels, controversies often erupted; Governor Theodore G. Bilbo, for example, wanted the state to publish textbooks. In the 1950s conservatives such as E. Merrill Root and the Daughters of the American Revolution objected to disloyal textbooks

Keywords:   Textbooks, corruption, state regulation, Theodore G. Bilbo, E. Merrill Root, Daughters of the American Revolution

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