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W.E.B. Du Bois Reflects on the Purpose of History

In 1935, W. E. B. Du Bois published an influential book titled Black Reconstruction in America. This audio excerpt, from a chapter titled “The Propaganda of History,” questions the ways in which Reconstruction was being studied and taught at the time.
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  • Racism

W.E.B. Du Bois Reflects on the Purpose of History

W.E.B. Du Bois Reflects on the Purpose of History

In 1935, W. E. B. Du Bois published an influential book titled Black Reconstruction in America. This audio excerpt, from a chapter titled “The Propaganda of History,” questions the ways in which Reconstruction was being studied and taught at the time.

Using the strategies from Facing History is almost like an awakening.
— Claudia Bautista, Santa Monica, Calif