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Feb 23, 2010 12:52 pm

American History Begins in 1877

There's been quite a flap over how 11th grade history is to be taught in North Carolina. The Department of Public Instruction decided to start the only U.S. history course in high school after Reconstruction-- so that it could work in more modern history (and some ideas about big themes, such as Progressivism). A history professor at N.C. State, Holly Brewer, sounded the alarm and within a few weeks had over 9,000 fans on a Facebook page. The DPI has backed off -- it will come up with something new.

Meanwhile Brewer notes that World history doesn't look too secure either; it may become"World Studies 1945-Present."

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