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Who Owns History?
Every generation rewrites history in order to make sense of the present. Was Columbus a hero or a villain? Once you incorporate the history of African Americans or of women or other groups into the American Revolution or the Civil War, the story changes. Daniel Boorstin, Eric Foner, James Horton, and Robert Royal discuss revised history, new history, and the rewriting of history.
Why History? dispels the myth that history is limited to the study of names, dates, and events from the distant past. Instead, it reveals how analyzing and interpreting history is an integral part of understanding the past, present, and future of human activity-including social, political, scientific, economic, and cultural endeavors.