Teaching the Civil War and the Politics of Language (Smithsonian)


When you learned about slavery in the United States, did you speak about ‘labor camps’ or the more benign-sounding ‘plantations’? The study of history is riddled with deliberately biased accounts. In an effort to more accurately describe the nature of the Civil War and slavery, professor of history Michael Landis proposes some linguistic revisions. Read the article here.


  1. Christopher Hanks '68 says:

    “The study of history is riddled with deliberately biased accounts.”

    Thanks for clearing that up for us, Ms. Freeman.

    Assistant Professor Michaell Landis of Tarleton State University is the exception to that, of course.

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