Book Reviews of History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History

History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History
History Lessons How Textbooks from Around the World Portray US History
Author: Dana Lindaman, Kyle Ward
ISBN-13: 9781565848948
ISBN-10: 1565848942
Publication Date: 7/4/2004
Pages: 400
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Publisher: New Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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_History Lessons_ provides an enormous range of conflicting takes on seemingly straightforward events. Readers accustomed to a single view of American history will find British and Canadian, and American Indian, views of the War of 1812; Cuban and Russian views of the Cuban Missile Crisis; and Iranian views of the Iranian hostage crisis, among various other astonishing and enlightening examples. Many of the textbooks included in _History Lessons_ are the only authorized source of information about American history in their respective countries. They are made accessible to American readers for the first time, and several--including excerpts from the only textbook known to have been smuggled out of North Korea--are highly controversial.