48 Liberal Lies About American History by Larry Schweikart
(That You Probably Learned in School)

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Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country’s past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects.

As he did in his popular A Patriot’s History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample:

• The founders wanted to create a “wall of separation” between church and state
• Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers
• Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with "atomic diplomacy"
• Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War
America’s past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.
 

About Larry Schweikart

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LARRY SCHWEIKART is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States and The Patriot's History Reader, among many other books.DAVE DOUGHERTY is the coauthor of The Patriot's History Reader among other books. A former professor, he currently works as a self-employed businessman.
 
Published August 20, 2008 by Sentinel. 332 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Textbooks have long served as a main battlefield in the culture wars and the latest salvo comes from Schweikart, a history professor at the University of Dayton (A Patriot's History of the United States ), who examines leading American history texts and other books that he sees as purveying “a di...

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The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects.

As he did in his popular A Patriot?s History of the United States, Professor Schweikart cor...

Jan 04 2009 | Read Full Review of 48 Liberal Lies About America...

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