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Professor: Approved Virginia history textbook still has errors


Although “Our Virginia: Past and Present,” the controversial history textbook that claimed that “[t]housands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson,” was revised after that claim was challenged and other inaccuracies were identified, the updated version, which has been approved by the commonwealth’s Board of Education, still has errors, the Huffington Post reports. As the Virginian-Pilot reports, one college professor who reviewed the revised edition this summer, George Mason University’s Zachary Schrag, noticed “dubious quotations, misleading images and maps depicting inaccurate borders. His list of errors–including a reference to the “United States Navel Academy”–fills nearly four pages.”

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