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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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Earlier Mississippi History Textbooks

(p.37) Chapter Three Histories
Civil Rights, Culture Wars

Charles W. Eagles

University of North Carolina Press

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, Mississippi histories celebrated a harmonious story from the perspectives of dominant white males. The textbooks discounted conflict and stressed conformity. Important authors included Franklin A. Riley, Charles S. Sydnor, and John K. Bettersworth, whose books dominated the field for the generation after 1959.

Keywords:   Textbooks, state history, Franklin A. Riley, Charles S. Sydnor, John K. Bettersworth, New York Times Book Review

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