How Should Slavery, Jim Crow and Racism Be Taught? | RealClearPolitics

How Should Slavery, Jim Crow and Racism Be Taught?

How Should Slavery, Jim Crow and Racism Be Taught?

How should we teach Americans about race in our schools?  In my Colonial history classes I have had much success teaching Edmund Morgan’s “American Slavery, American Freedom.” The book is aging, but it still provides a good introduction as it shows how the Colony first brutalized indentured servants, often working them to death, and then, in time, turned to slavery and an ever deeper racism.

 

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