The U.S. history curriculum is under attack. Politicians, political analysts, and ideologues seek to wipe clean the slate of the American past and replace it with one of their own invention. The basis for this new narrative comes from political beliefs of the present, rather than any systematic examination of the past. These anti-historians campaign to insert their version of American history into the nationas classrooms, hoping to begin a process that will forever transform our understanding of Americaas past. The Memory Hole examines five central topics in the US history curriculum, showing how anti-historians of both the left and right seek to distort these topics and insert a refashioned story in Americaas classrooms. Ignoring facts, refashioning other facts and pretending that there are no rules in the telling of history, these re-interpreters of the past place the minds of Americaas young people in danger. The beleaguered hero of this book is the discipline of History, and The Memory Hole shows how the history curriculum should adhere to historyas habits of mind that require complex, sophisticated and subtle thinking about the past. History and social studies teachers, students of history and all those who care about the deep and enduring value of history will value this book and its conclusions.For example, the Young Americaa#39;s Foundation is dedicated to reinventing the history of the American free market and ... beginningsa of American Capitalism at the Twelfth National High School Leadership Conference sponsored by YAF.
|Title||:||The Memory Hole|
|Publisher||:||IAP - 2013-12-01|