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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Publisher will revise Va. history book

By Washington Post editors

The publisher of a Virginia textbook is printing revised editions to correct a passage that wrongly claims thousands of black troops fought for the Confederacy.

Five Ponds Press says it will begin printing the new edition for fourth-graders early next year.

The new version of "Our Virginia: Past and Present" will correct a sentence that inaccurately claims that black troops fought under Stonewall Jackson, an assertion historians overwhelmingly say is unproven. It also will replace a photo of a brown bear that is not native to Virginia.

Until the new version is printed, the Daily Press reports that the publisher is offering white stickers to cover the inaccurate sentence.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
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oooooooohhhhhhh! we can comment on an AP story. Nice.

Posted by: MarilynManson | October 26, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

All fixed. Now the students at various schools named after Confederate generals will be taught that the Confederacy was wrong. No mixed message there.

Posted by: krickey7 | October 26, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

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