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  • Woodrow Wilson A Hero
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    James W. Loewen, in my opinion, makes a very valid argument in Lies My Teacher Told Me. He argues that teaching (of history) today relies too much on the textbooks which glorify the United States and its imperfect leaders and heroes. His examples, in fact, are very surprising to those most unfamiliar, or deceived, in their understanding of American History and are painfully obvious to those fairly educated in the events of our nation's past. Personally, I agree with Loewen's statements and find ...
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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    Make a Gift Mission of CWF Information History Restored CW Journal Careers at CWF News Releases One visit to Colonial Williamsburg and it is hard not to stand back and be impressed by what is indeed a thrilling and awesome achievement. Once home to the budding ideas of independence and democracy and a catalyst to revolution, this historic town was literally restored from the ground up. Today it is a living and working town on 173 acres, with over 500 historic buildings. But more than just a snap...
  • Dr Boorstin's Many Books
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    Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-) holds many honorable positions and has received numerous awards for his notable work. He is one of America's most eminent historians, the author of more than fifteen books and numerous articles on the history of the United States, as well as a creator of a television show. His editor-wife, Ruth Frankel Boorstin, a Wellesley graduate, has been his close collaborator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Oklahoma, he received his undergraduate degree with highest ...
  • American History Textbooks
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    James W. Loewen is a professor of sociology at the University of Vermont. Born in Decatur, Illinois, his father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife and junior high school librarian. He is co-author of the first integrated state-history textbook, Mississippi: Conflict and Change, and creator of The Truth About Columbus: A Subversively True Poster Book for a Dubiously Celebratory Occasion. Loewen taught for many year at Tougaloo College, a college in Mississippi that is predominantly Afric...
  • Truth About White Supremacy As Derek
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    The Truth About White Supremacy: American History X As a Hispanic, I suppose I should expect or, be prepared, rather, for racism and discrimination. Thankfully, I have not experienced either... yet. Our world is not perfect; things take place that we rather not know about, but ignoring the problem seems to only make matters worse. The movie American History X, is an admirable attempt to inform us about these types of malicious ignorance that plague our society. The impeccable acting, artistic ci...
  • Free Secondary Schools In Many Cities
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    One of the least noble occurrences from 1865 to the 1900 was the subduing of the Native Indian. The subduing of the original inhabitant of the American West did uplift the quality of life, but did not advance the quality of the culture in the united States during this period. The settlement of the Plains and the Great Basin was a positive turning point in American economy. The filling of the continent brought economic prosperity and opportunities for many. The West was a chance for Americans who...
  • White Mistreatment Of African Americans
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    During the Dust Bowl, hundreds of thousands of southerners faced many hardships, which is the basis of the novel called The Grapes of Wrath. John Stein back wrote this fiction novel to portray the harsh conditions during the Dust Bowl. However, is the portrayal of the Dust Bowl in The Grapes of Wrath valid? When one considers the merit of this novel, one thinks, how can Americans treat other Americans so horribly. After reviewing American History, the mistreatment of the 'Okies' in The Grapes of...
  • American Political Tradition
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    WORKS of philosophy can last for millennia, novels for centuries. Works of history, if they " re really good, survive maybe a generation. But Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It is now celebrating its fiftieth year in print and remains a solid backlist seller. High school students, undergraduates, and graduate students read it, as do lay readers. Journalists grab it off the shelf when they need to pepper a column with a dash of historical authority. Aca...
  • Controversial Document By Historians
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    The American Revolution is perhaps the single most significant event in this country's history. Some changes occurred with remarkable rapidity that their speed was truly revolutionary. But some scholars disagree about using the term "revolutionary" to describe how new or different these developments were. Some historians argue that the Revolution was solely a colonial rebellion aimed at achieving only the limited goal of independence from Britain. Others claim that the Revolution was accompanied...
  • Complete History
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    For years and years history's development have been so great, that its amounts never made it complete. Opinions, viewpoints and thoughts expressed by different peoples were never together as one. Politicians, Immigrants, Indians, Women, Farmers, etc. have always had their side of the story, and it has always been either one or the other, either poor or rich, either the winner or the loser. Yet it should be that of both. The world should aim for the completion of the history. Should aim for under...
  • Black History
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    My grandmother always told me, "You don't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Things just wouldn't be the same if we didn't have any evidence of where, when, or how, America was shaped by Black History. In my opinion", Black History" is just a classification of American history. Primarily because America would not be the free country it is today, if it were not for strong black leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks. African Americans have always showed strength...
  • Funding For An African American Museum
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    Dear Editor: In your article "Documenting Blackness", you introduce the idea of an African-American museum and the problems that have risen through this proposal. An African-American museum is a great idea to memorialize the ideas and history of the African American people. The truth is, Congress should not deny the funding for an African-American museum. Problems will arise with the proposal of this memorial but the general public and more importantly Congress cannot turn down this request. Oth...
  • Most Influential Decade In American History
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    The 1950's were quite radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or time era in American history. Everything was peaceful now, which looking back on the two world wars and the great depression this country was ...
  • American History X
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    Trond Haugen A: How the movie American history X has influenced me American history X had a strange effect on me. Usually, movies entertain me as I watch them, but the moment they end, it is over. Everything goes back to the way it is was as I leave the theatre. American history X was not like that. It got stuck in my head, and I kept thinking and evaluating for weeks afterwards. And I still do. In my home country, Norway, there is a strong focus on racial issues. Our people was nearly 100% whit...
  • 5th Grade Learning About American History
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    An? American? interpretation When I was growing up there wasn? t one specific time when I recalled becoming an American. For me I think it was more of a continuous process. There were certain incidents that helped me realize what it meant to be an American. I remember in 5th grade learning about American history and about the many people who helped create this country. Learning about history is significant, because one can learn about the advantages and pitfalls of a society. When I turned eight...

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