Blacks in American history textbooks : a study of selected themes in post-1900 college level surveys. Mitchell, Reavis en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US 2014-06-20T16:29:49Z 2014-06-20T16:29:49Z 1983 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research surveys selected college level United States history textbooks published after 1900 to focus on several themes related to the treatment of black Americans in history textbooks. In the period after 1900, historians revealed that black Americans comprised an essential element in American history. The aim of this research is to examine the depiction of black Americans in United States history survey textbooks during three distinct periods of the nation's history. The targeted periods are the Reconstruction era, the vogue of Social Darwinism in America, and the era of the New Deal. This research examines textbooks to discover if the period when the textbook was written was significant to the author's presentation of black Americans. en_US
dc.description.abstract A further consideration of this research was whether, with the passage of time and reaction to significant events, authors change their presentations. The image of black Americans has also been affected by the attitudes of textbook writers toward this minority group. en_US
dc.description.abstract Teachers of the past, present, and future have the responsibility to discover whether textbooks contain statements that are unfair or biased against any racial or ethnic group. This research has also revealed that in all topics related to black Americans, classroom teachers must often direct students to read from supplemental sources to obtain a balanced view of black Americans. Teachers must endeavor to help students recognize that the legal and actual status of black Americans did not always coincide, and realize that, because of this, the historical conclusions presented should be based on various sources in order to obtain a true picture. en_US D.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans History Textbooks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States History Textbooks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History, Black en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Doctoral en_US
dc.title Blacks in American history textbooks : a study of selected themes in post-1900 college level surveys. en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
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