Today’s example of how history books lie to us comes from ReasonOnline, who attempts to put Trent Lott’s racist remarks in a wider context of historical federal racism:

«Obviously, Southern hopes that Wilson could force blacks into servility were always delusional. Nevertheless, Wilson’s Jim Crow presidency remained an available model for segregationists and supremacists who came later. Thurmond and his fellow Dixiecrats didn’t necessarily require a model of triumphalist racism, but the point is that in Wilson they had one. »

But I thought Wilson was a progressive and a peacnik!
He’s on The List now too.