Publisher will revise Va. history book
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
Washington Post editors
| October 26, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories: Education, Virginia
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