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History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History (original 2004; udgave 2006)

af Dana Lindaman, Kyle Roy Ward

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History Lessons offers a lighthearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004--including a full front-page review in the Washington Post Book World and features on NPR's Talk of the Nation and the History Channel--this book gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as "timely and important" (History News Network) and "shocking and fascinating" (New York Times), History Lessons includes selections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War, providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking explorers to the post-Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted, History Lessons affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America's past.… (mere)
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Titel:History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History
Forfattere:Dana Lindaman
Andre forfattere:Kyle Roy Ward
Info:New Press, The (2006), Edition: 1, Paperback, 404 pages
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Americans in general are fairly ignorant of how the world views them. Absent actually living in another country, this might help a few understand. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
I was hopeful that this would be interesting - the topic certainly is. But it turns out that reading other countries' textbooks is about as fascinating as you remember reading your own was. Which is to say, it's a good sleep aid.
  ursula | Feb 24, 2013 |
Not as interesting as I thought it would be.
  abuannie | Mar 5, 2007 |
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History Lessons offers a lighthearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004--including a full front-page review in the Washington Post Book World and features on NPR's Talk of the Nation and the History Channel--this book gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as "timely and important" (History News Network) and "shocking and fascinating" (New York Times), History Lessons includes selections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War, providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking explorers to the post-Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted, History Lessons affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America's past.

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