Texas Mom Shocked By What Her Son’s Book Says About Slavery – The Frisky

Although the book did actually use the phrase “Atlantic Slave Trade” (which I’ll get to in a moment), slaves were referred to as “workers.” On the next page, the book mentioned that white people came over and worked as indentured servants, and just straight up declined to mention anything further about black people at all.


This is actually par for the course now when it comes to history books, specifically in Texas, but also across the country because most schools use textbooks designed for Texas. Actually, it’s surprising that the book even used the term “slave trade,” as Texas school books are required to refer to the slave trade as the “Atlantic Triangular Trade.” They’re also required, in the rare instances when slavery is even mentioned, to include “positive” aspects of slavery along with the bad.

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