As awful as this ‘history textbook’ is, John Archibald may be overstating the effect of the ‘lessons’ in it.
This was a fourth grade level ‘textbook,’ and if I remember correctly it was the first history course. There were several years of subsequent study of social studies, world history, and civics.
I don’t remember the examples shown in the original article - they may have been deleted by the time I had this book for a textbook, my teacher might have skipped them, or I may just have forgotten.
That said, I am happy to have relocated to a much more tolerant environment, where people aren’t constantly trying to refight or justify the Civil War. The real question in my mind is why anyone willingly remains in Alabama (or Mississippi) if they can possibly leave.