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Civil rights, culture wars : the fight over a Mississippi textbook

Author: Charles W Eagles
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
History
Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Eagles, Charles W.
Civil rights, culture wars.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016021187
(OCoLC)949553656
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Eagles
ISBN: 9781469631165 1469631164 9781469631172 1469631172
OCLC Number: 1039054721
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Conflict: combating ignorance --
Textbooks: their history, role, and importance --
Histories: earlier Mississippi history textbooks --
Writers: Jim Loewen, Charles Sallis, and their team --
Project: development and writing of conflict and change --
Reception: reviews and reactions --
Controversy: rejected by the textbook purchasing board --
Case: preparing the legal challenge --
Trial: Loewen v. Turnipseed in federal court --
Change: the book's effects and the culture wars.
Responsibility: Charles W. Eagles.

Abstract:

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 African Americans, Native Americans, women, workers, and subjects like poverty, white terrorism, and corruption, the state textbook commission rejected the book, and its action prompted Loewen and Sallis to join others in a federal lawsuit (Loewen v. Turnipseed) challenging the book ban. Charles W. Eagles explores the story of the controversial ninth-grade history textbook and the court case that allowed its adoption with state funds. Mississippi: Conflict and Change and the struggle for its acceptance deepen our understanding both of civil rights activism in the movement's last days and of an early controversy in the culture wars that persist today. -- Provided by publisher.

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