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Black Historians Critique ‘Objective History’

Keisha N. Blain The New Republic
Recent critiques of “presentism” fail to see that we can’t divorce the past from the present—and that supposedly objective scholarship has long promoted racist narratives and suppressed Black history.

The Problem with the Singular Narrative Taught in History Classes

Michael Conway The Atlantic
Currently, most students learn history as a set narrative—a process that reinforces the mistaken idea that the past can be synthesized into a single, standardized chronicle of several hundred pages. History is anything but agreeable. It is not a collection of facts deemed to be “official” by scholars on high.
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