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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781595582157
ISBN-10: 1595582150
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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