In the Time of the Butterflies

What is the significance of the fact that Trujillo has issued new history textbooks? How do they differ from the previous edition?

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"When we got to school that fall, we were issued new history textbooks with a picture of you-know-who embossed on the cover so even a blind person could tell who the lies were about. Our history now followed the plot of the Bible. We Dominicans had been waiting for centuries for the arrival of our Lord Trujillo on the scene. It was pretty disgusting."

The textbooks were rewritten to make Trujillo seem something he was not.... they were filled with lies.


In the Time of the Butterflies