Not Out of Africa by Mary R. Lefkowitz
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Not Out of Africa
By Mary R. Lefkowitz

Not Out of Africa

How "Afrocentrism" Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History

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Not Out of Africa by Mary R. Lefkowitz

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Not Out of Africa has sparked widespread debate over the teaching of revisionist history in schools and colleges. Was Socrates black? Did Aristotle steal his ideas from the library in Alexandria? Do we owe the underlying tenets of our democratic civilizaiton to the Africans? Mary Lefkowitz explains why politically motivated histories of the ancient world are being written and shows how Afrocentrist claims blatantly contradict the historical evidence. Not Out of Africa is an important book that protects and argues for the necessity of historical truths and standards in cultural education. For this new paperback edition, Mary Lefkowitz has written an epilogue in which she responds to her critics and offers topics for further discussion. She has also added supplementary notes, a bibliography with suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of names.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465098385
ISBN-10: 046509838X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary R. Lefkowitz

Mary Lefkowitz is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is the author of many books on ancient Greece and Rome, including "Lives of the Greek Poets" and "Women in Greek Myth," as well as articles for the "Wall Street Journal" and the "New Republic." She is the coeditor of "Women's Life in Greece and Rome" and "Black Athena Revisited."

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