One of the Earliest Sources of Disinformation in American History Was--American History
In 1932, Frederic Bancroft revealed what Black scholars knew and white ones wouldn't write about until after World War: that Southerners, and the nation, lied about the politics of slavery
Today’s members-only essay comes from some research I worked on for several years and then abandoned. But it strikes me as relevant today: legislatures and governors around the country attempt to erase the history of race from school curricula and public libraries. A century ago, white historians did something quite similar. So if you know someone inter…
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