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|Originally posted by daylily
Interesting insight. So, do you think that what many children are learning is that early America somehow came with slaves--like they were here, waiting to be slaves when Europeans arrived, or that slavery had been a constant since the beginning of time and the early Europeans simply brought their slaves with them when they came here. I guess these are the conclusions children would come to if they are never taught exactly how Africans were enslaved in the first place.
When my children get home from school today, I'm going to ask them what they think. We live in Virginia, and fifth graders (my dd's grade) do an entire year studying the history of Virginia. Naturally, the institution of slavery is an important topic, but I wonder if they've learned about the actual enslaving of people.
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