“Treason in the Textbooks:” Harold Rugg, Visual Culture, & The American Way – History Live! Durango

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Presented by Fort Lewis College Lifelong Learning and the Fort Lewis College Center for Southwest Studies
Location: 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College
Contact: Gary Rottman, 303.562.4501, gsorcer@hotmail.com

Cory Pillen, director of the FLC Center of Southwest Studies, will discuss American author and educator Harold Rugg and his controversial social studies textbooks titled Man and His Changing Society. Once seen as socialist propaganda, Rugg’s mid-20th century understanding of the links between art and education offer important insights into current debates concerning national identity and the perceived power of artistic practice.


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