48 Liberal Lies About American History
(That You Probably Learned in School)
ISBN 9781595230560 | 336 pages | 25 Aug 2009 | Sentinel Trade | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nations past.
Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our countrys past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects.
As he did in his popular A Patriots History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample:
The founders wanted to create a wall of separation between church and state
Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers
Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with atomic diplomacy
Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War
Americas past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.
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