Something else to offend the history majors among you
“A friend who lives in one of the tony Virginia suburbs of Washington writes:
My kids’ elementary school textbooks all skipped the Civil War. To gain Virginia school board approval, they went straight from the 49ers to the cowboys.
My junior high schooler’s text is even more interesting. It covers the
succession and details Confederate victories up to Fredericksburg. It then skips to Reconstruction. Not a word about Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, or the Wilderness. No explanation of how Confederate victories connect to Union military occupation.</i>”