Monday, October 25, 2010

Virginia History Book Pulled

Loudon County Public Schools have pulled Our Virginia: Past and Present. It is a 160 page book written by Joy Masoff.

The reasons is because of two problems concerning the Civil War.

On page 122, the book states: "Thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson."

On page 123, it states: "For free African Americans, the choice was much more difficult. They had built homes and businesses in Virginia. Many felt their limited rights could best be protected by staying put and supporting the Confederacy."

Obviously, these statements are false and should definitely not have been included. This is not the first time errors have slipped by in the editing room.

But, I have to wonder if the fact these had something to do with blacks and the Confederacy might have caused its really early detection.

Oh, Well. --Old B-Runner

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