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A Texas history book drew fire for characterizing as immigrants blacks who were brought to the United States as slaves.

A Texas history book drew fire for characterizing as immigrants blacks who were brought to the United States as slaves.

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Distorting history in Texas

A McGraw-Hill textbook in public schools stated that Africans were brought to Texas from the 1500s through the 1800s as workers on large plantations. There was no mention that the blacks were enslaved although the book mentioned that many Europeans also came as indentured servants.