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Fall 2005


The focus of this report is the effect of the past on the present. The trends discovered in the analysis of the state curricula are examined and considered in the context of the history of the American Civil War. The motivation for doing so is to discover how a cataclysmic event in recent history still affects the present through public policy, and how that public policy might influence our understanding of that event. In essence, this report examines how the winners write the policies that write history.