What I was not taught about American history



Here are some of the things in American history I was taught little to nothing about at American high school. I post this as a way to compare notes and get ideas for future posts. It is hard to know what you do not know, so comments  and suggestions about what I left out are welcomed!

Note: I will not count anything after 1965 since the school year would always seem to end just before the Vietnam War! Also note that while some of these did not take place on American soil, they are still important for understanding American history, like the English Civil War or Caribbean slavery. 

In no particular order:

  1. Delaware Indians – who used to own the land the high school stood on
  2. W.E.B. DuBois
  3. Medgar Evers
  4. Malcolm X
  5. slave patrols
  6. Nat Turner
  7. Denmark Vesey
  8. Stono Rebellion
  9. Toussaint Louverture
  10. Abolition of the Transatlantic slave trade
  11. The Middle Passage

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