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From the "taming of the West" to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the past has become a battleground at the heart of American politics. What kind of history Americans should read, see, or fund is no longer merely a matter of professional interest to teachers, historians, and museum curators. Everywhere now, history is increasingly being held hostage, but to what end and why? In "History Wars," eight prominent historians consider the angry swirl of emotions that now surrounds public memory. Included are trenchant essays by Paul Boyer, John W. Dower, Tom Engelhardt, Richard H. Kohn, Edward Linenthal, Micahel S. Sherry, Marilyn B. Young, and Mike Wallace.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805043877
ISBN-10: 080504387X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 146mm x 23mm)
Pages: 295
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edward T. Linenthal

Edward T. Linenthal is Edward M. Penson Professor of Religion and American Culture at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is the author of "Sacred Ground" "Americans and Their Battlefields" and "Preserving Memory: The" "Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum."