How American History Varies By State

High school history books across country largely cover the same major stories. It’s the ways in which those stories are contextualized that make these books differ. Dana Goldstein, a national correspondent for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a comparison of history textbooks from two states highlights how each state frames history to fit its political climate. Her article “Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories” appeared recently in The Times.