History in the Making
An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years
By (author) Kyle Ward
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History in the Making by Kyle Ward
Book DescriptionIn this thought-provoking study, historian Kyle Ward provides a fascinating look at the biases inherent in the way people learn their country's history. Juxtaposing passages from US history textbooks from different eras, History in the Making provides intriguing new perspectives on familiar historical events and the ways in which they have been represented over time. An immensely readable book which proves that one person's history isn't their grandparents' history, and won't be their children's history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781595582157
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kyle Ward
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Offering a challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history, this book gives a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. It also includes sections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada and others.
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Author Biography - Kyle Ward
Kyle Ward is the director of the social studies education program at St. Cloud State University. He worked as a high school teacher for many years, teaching a variety of subjects. He is a co-author (with Dana Lindaman) of "History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History" and the author of "History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years" and "Not Written in Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks," all published by The New Press.
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