Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Traditional Historical Myths That Are Not True

I posted something similar to this recently, but found this article, and thought it was worth sharing here.

These are five big lies that many Americans learn in school when growing up, according to the author anyway.

For the most part, it was an interesting read, although a lot of the comments are disparaging, and suggest (with some measure of legitimacy) that the author lacks specific resources. The most divisive issue seemed to revolve around the Civil War not having been fought to end slavery, although several arguments could be made there.

Lincoln wanted to preserve the Union first and foremost, and it is true that the specific focus on abolishing slavery came later, well after the war broke out.

That said, I do not believe that the Civil War would have been fought had the Southern states been more willing to bend and abolish slavery. They instead chose to secede, and the rest, as they say, is history.

In any case, here is the link to this particular article:

Five Lies About Early American History You Might Have Learned in School BY A. STOUT, July 21, 2015:

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