Not Written in Stone

Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks
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Author(s): Kyle Ward
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2010
Product Number: EB00667979
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595586049
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

A teaching edition of the "thought-provoking study" History in the Making, which explores how our view of the history changes over time (Library Journal). Kyle Ward's celebrated History in the Making struck a chord among readers of popular history. "Interesting and useful," according to Booklist, the book "convincingly illustrates how texts change as social and political attitudes evolve." With excerpts from history textbooks that span two hundred years, History in the Making looks at the different ways textbooks from different eras interpret and present the same historical events. Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each section, Ward provides an overview, questions for discussions and analysis, and then a fascinating chronological sampling of textbook excerpts which reveal the striking differences between textbooks over time. An exciting new teaching tool, Not Written in Stone is destined to become a staple of classroom teaching about the American past. "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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