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2nd March
written by Richard

Dr. Harold O. Rugg

“The effort of the American Legion to eliminate all un-American teachings from the schools of the nation has been a real success. . . . ”

In the 1930s, the social science textbooks authored by Dr. Harold Rugg were standard classroom fare in schools throughout the United States. But late in the decade, the books came under remarkable public scrutiny and were attacked as subversive and un-American.

Here’s the story of San Diego’s Textbook Controversy.