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    Historians Phillips and Woodson and Slave History Recording

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    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares historians Phillips and Woodson with their differences the primary focus. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    is hard to relay the true facts of slavery and how things were in those days objectively. Yet, historians try and some early historians who were born shortly after the  civil war would go on to be not only controversial, but considered rather good historians. In fact, both Carter G. Woodson and U.B. Phillips had impressive degrees and were both  from the south themselves. And while their backgrounds are somewhat similar, these two mens views on slavery could not have been further apart. Carter G. Woodson was a  famous historian and educator who was born in New Canton, Virginia in 1875 ("Woodson," 2002). He grew up in poverty and actually lacked a formal education until he turned 17  and attended Harvard; he would go on to earn a doctorate in 1912 (2002). His life was seemingly devoted to promoting African-American education and history as he hoped to  improve American race relations (2002). He would soon create the Journal of Negro History and then the black-owned Associated Publishers press (2002). He would also publish the popular Negro  History Bulletin in 1937, after he had already inaugurated Negro History Week in 1926 (2002). Woodson would collect and edit primary documents of black history and was considered to  be a prolific author of scholarly works as well as popular books (2002). He would create widespread public interest in black history and one can credit him for laying  the groundwork for the future development of African-American studies (2002). He died in 1950 (2002). Woodson was again the author of many published works and in The Mis-education of the  Negro which was published in 1933, Woodson explored ideas that would become central for Afrocentrists (Levine, 2000). Asante (1992 as cited in Levine, 2000) credits Woodson with providing the main 

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