Not Written in Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History Through 200 Years of Textbooks (Paperback)

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Looking at the different ways textbooks from different eras present the same historical events, Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of Kyle Ward's celebrated History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each section, Ward provides an overview, questions for discussions and analysis, and then a fascinating chronological sampling of textbook excerpts that reveal the fascinating differences between different textbooks over time.

Topics covered include: Images of Native Americans, Columbus' First Voyage, Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, Anne Hutchinson, Pequot War, Property Rights in the New World, Salem Witch-hunt, Boston Massacre, Lexington and Concord, The Battle of Trenton, George Rogers Clark, Women in the American Revolution, Shays' Rebellion, The Barbary Pirates, Sacagawea, Tecumseh and Harrison, Monroe Doctrine, The Alamo, The Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson's Adoption, Start of the Mexican-American War, Mormons, Dred Scott, African-American Soldiers, Slavery, US-Dakota War of 1862, African-Americans during Reconstruction, Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike, Wounded Knee Massacre, Immigrants, McKinley Assassination, Philippine-American War.

About the Author

Kyle Ward is the Director of Social Studies Education at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Over the past twenty years, he has worked as both a high school social studies teacher and a professor of history and social studies methods at the university level. The co-author (with Dana Lindaman) of History Lessons and the author of In the Shadow of Glory, History in the Making and The Pacific War and History Textbooks, he lives in Sartell, Minnesota.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595581440
ISBN-10: 1595581448
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010
Pages: 304
Language: English