History in the Making

An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years
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Author(s): Kyle Ward
Genre: Education, History
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00667949
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595585745
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

The popular, "thought-provoking study" that explores how contemporary prejudices change the way each generation looks at the nation's past (Library Journal). Historian Kyle Ward, the acclaimed co-author of History Lessons, offers another fascinating look at the biases inherent in the way we think about, write about, and teach our own history. Juxtaposing passages from US history textbooks of different eras, History in the Making provides new perspectives on familiar historical events, and sheds light on the ways they have been represented over generations. Covering subjects that span two hundred years, from Columbus's arrival to the Boston Massacre, from women's suffrage to Japanese internment, History in the Making exposes the changing values, priorities, and points of view that have framed—and reframed—our past. "Interesting and useful . . . convincingly illustrates how texts change as social and political attitudes evolve." —Booklist "Students, teachers, and general readers will learn more about the past from these passages than from any single work, however current, that purports to monopolize the truth." —Ray Raphael, author of Founding Myths

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