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Distorted History

In a publication of the Fordham Foundation, Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? (2003), the authors report on a review of world-history textbooks used in the state of Wisconsin. Even though the subject is world history, the reviewers found that in the sections on World War II, substantial attention was devoted to the internment of Japanese-Americans in the U.S. during the war, while little space was given to Japanese atrocities, such as Japanese treatment of POWs or the rape and murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians by the Japanese army in Nanking in 1937.

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