History: Teach Your Children Well

Virginia History

Virginia: History, Government, Geography was first published in 1957 as one of a trio of state-commissioned texts that taught the Confederate-friendly “Lost Cause” narrative to several generations of Virginians.

Virginia: History, Government, Geography was first published in 1957 as one of a trio of state-commissioned texts that taught the Confederate-friendly “Lost Cause” narrative to several generations of Virginians. These textbooks served the cause of Massive Resistance to the burgeoning civil rights movement and cast the state’s segregationist political leaders in a favorable light. This book was still in use until the mid 1970’s.

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