U.S. history curricula isn’t gender ‘inclusive’ | Joanne

Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian, helped the Lewis and Clark expedition explore the West.

U.S. history curricula remain mostly male, writes Elizabeth Weingarten in The Atlantic. The campaign to include women’s “stories” stalled about 20 years ago.

In 1971, groundbreaking research quantified just how underrepresented and misrepresented women were in U.S. high-school history textbooks, finding, for instance, that there was more textbook space devoted to the length of women’s skirts than to the suffrage movement.

Big textbook publishers like McGraw-Hill, Macmillan Publishers, and the American…

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