American Labor and U.S. History Textbooks: How Labor’s Story is Distorted in High School History Textbooks

“Imagine opening a high school U.S. history textbook and finding no mention of—or at most a passing sentence about—Valley Forge, the Missouri Compromise, or the League of Nations. Imagine not finding a word about Benjamin Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull, Andrew Carnegie, or Rosa Parks. Imagine if these key events and
people just disappeared as if they’d never existed, or rated no more than a glancing phrase. That is what has happened in history textbooks when it comes to labor’s part in the American story, and to the men and women who led the labor movement….”

Read the full report here: American Labor in US History Textbooks

From The Albert Shanker Institute.

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