History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years (Paperback)

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In this "thought-provoking study" (Library Journal ), historian Kyle Ward--the widely acclaimed co-author of History Lessons--gives us another fascinating look at the biases inherent in the way we learn about our history. Juxtaposing passages from U.S. history textbooks from different eras, History in the Making provides us with intriguing new perspectives on familiar historical events and the ways in which they have been represented over time.

The hardcover edition of History in the Making struck a chord among readers of popular history, and Ward was featured on NPR's popular series "How the Understanding of U.S. History Changes." "Interesting and useful," according to Booklist, the book "convincingly illustrates how texts change as social and political attitudes evolve."

With excerpts that span two hundred years, from Columbus's arrival to the Boston Massacre, from women's suffrage to Japanese internment, History in the Making exposes the stark contrasts between the lessons different generations have been taught about our past. "A good starting point for anyone interested in history and subjectivity" (Kirkus), this immensely readable book is proof positive that your history is not your grandparent's history and won't be your children's history.


About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781595582157
ISBN-10: 1595582150
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2007
Pages: 374
Language: English

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