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Who Needs Multicultural Education? White Students, U.S. History, and the Construction of a Usable Past

A multicultural U.S. history curriculum offered in a mostly White middle school that focuses on the experiences of African-American slaves during the Civil War is described. This focus undermines students' ability to use history as a resource for thinking about contemporary race relations. A multicultural history curriculum is suggested. (MMU)

  • Author/Creator: Wills, John S.
  • Date Published: Sep
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Anthropology & Education Quarterly
  • Number: 3
  • Volume: 27
  • Year: 1996

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