As American history classes threaten to erase the existence of Jim Crow laws and the Ku Klux Klan from their textbooks, the Ms. Blog thought it might be a good time to revisit the history that our schools often fail to teach us—from the systematic genocide of Native Americans to the nationalism that fuels wars. Each week, we’ll suggest books that cover topics in “hidden” history. Think of it as the history class syllabus you never had.
For our debut week, we’ll be covering famous wars in American history. Since this list is by no means comprehensive, let us know if you think we missed any vital works!
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