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In a recent column, Mike Masterson reports on a talk by David Barton before the Arkansas African American GOP Caucus. The thrust seems to be that in the 19th Century the Democratic Party diverted our government from its initial opposition to slavery and then vigorously promoted the institution. Here are some of the column’s more obvious errors.

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Perspective, Pages 80 on 07/11/2010

Print Headline: Guest column ‘Historical truths’ not always based in fact

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