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Past Imperfect Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History From Bancroft And Parkman To Ambro...

By: Peter Hoffer

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Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S., 2004:

Seller ID: BB0246022

ISBN: 1586482440

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Woodrow Wilson, a practicing academic historian before he took to politics, defined the importance of history: "A nation which does not know what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today." He, like many men of his generation, wanted to impose a version of America's founding identity: it was a land of the free and a home of the brave. But not the braves. Or the slaves. Or the disenfranchised women. So the history of Wilson's generation omitted a significant proportion of the population in favor of a perspective that was predominantly white, male and Protestant. That flaw would becom... View more info