A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart
From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror

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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.”

As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin.

A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

 

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 November 25, 2014 by Sentinel. 1000 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

D’Souza and other re-righters of American history should take a lesson from the radical historians’ failures and stop trying to yoke the writing of history to their own political agenda and from painting, as D’Souza does incessantly, those who don’t share their vision of American triumphalism as ...

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