“Camelot under siege”– John F. Kennedy and American textbooks

Where do most young people first “find” history?  Well, their first formal encounter with history is in school, through textbooks.  Textbooks are an exceptionally powerful way to take the temperature of changing historical reputations over time.

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And here’s an especially timely article about how President Kennedy’s reputation has radically shifted over time in American textbooks.

 

 

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