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History in the making an absorbing look at how American history has changed in the telling over the last 200 years

In this look at how the telling of American history has changed over the past three hundred years, historian Kyle Ward juxtaposes excerpts from U.S. history textbooks of different eras to compare how the same event or historical figure has been portrayed differently at different times in our nation's history. From the Boston Massacre to antebellum slavery, the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor to the stock market crash of 1929, Ward uncovers unexpected and often dramatic shifts of interpretation corresponding to prevailing attitudes at the time each textbook was written. Here is striking, firsthand evidence of the shifting biases, politics, and cultural preferences in both our understanding of our own history and in what we teach our children about the past. This is the history of history--a stark reminder that even history itself changes over time.--From publisher description.

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  • "In this look at how the telling of American history has changed over the past three hundred years, historian Kyle Ward juxtaposes excerpts from U.S. history textbooks of different eras to compare how the same event or historical figure has been portrayed differently at different times in our nation's history. From the Boston Massacre to antebellum slavery, the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor to the stock market crash of 1929, Ward uncovers unexpected and often dramatic shifts of interpretation corresponding to prevailing attitudes at the time each textbook was written. Here is striking, firsthand evidence of the shifting biases, politics, and cultural preferences in both our understanding of our own history and in what we teach our children about the past. This is the history of history--a stark reminder that even history itself changes over time.--From publisher description."
  • "In this look at how the telling of American history has changed over the past three hundred years, historian Kyle Ward juxtaposes excerpts from U.S. history textbooks of different eras to compare how the same event or historical figure has been portrayed differently at different times in our nation's history. From the Boston Massacre to antebellum slavery, the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor to the stock market crash of 1929, Ward uncovers unexpected and often dramatic shifts of interpretation corresponding to prevailing attitudes at the time each textbook was written. Here is striking, firsthand evidence of the shifting biases, politics, and cultural preferences in both our understanding of our own history and in what we teach our children about the past. This is the history of history--a stark reminder that even history itself changes over time.--From publisher description."@en
  • "In this "thought-provoking study" (Library Journal), historian Kyle Wardthe widely acclaimed co-author of History Lessonsgives us another fascinating look at the biases inherent in the way we learn about our history. Juxtaposing passages from U.S. history textbooks from different eras, History in the Making provides us with intriguing new perspectives on familiar historical events and the ways in which they have been represented over time. The hardcover edition of History in the Making struck a chord among readers of popular history, and Ward was featured on NPR's popular series "How the Und."@en

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  • "History"
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  • "History in the making an absorbing look at how American history has changed in the telling over the last 200 years"@en
  • "History in the Making an Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years"@en
  • "History in the making : an absorbing look at how American history has changed in the telling over the last 200 years"
  • "History in the making : an absorbing look at how american history has changed in the telling over the last 200 years"