History as Mystery

ISBN-10: 0872863573
ISBN-13: 9780872863576
Edition: 1999
Authors: Michael Parenti
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Description: In a lively challenge to mainstream historical myths, Michael Parenti shows how history is the winner's story, and historians prisoners of their own professional and class environment.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In a lively challenge to mainstream historical myths, Michael Parenti shows how history is the winner's story, and historians prisoners of their own professional and class environment.

Michael Parenti(Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are God and His Demons(2010), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader(2007), The Culture Struggle(2006), The Assassination of Julius Caesar(2003), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition(2010).

Prologue: Against the Mainstream
History as Miseducationp. 1
Mainstream Orthodoxyp. 1
The Hunt for Real Historyp. 6
Textbooks: America the Beautifulp. 11
For Business, Against Laborp. 17
The School as a Toolp. 22
Priests and Pagans, Saints and Slavesp. 35
Triumph of the One True Faithp. 35
Silencing the Pagansp. 45
Accepting the Powers that Bep. 47
Affluent Believersp. 54
Saints for Slaveryp. 62
Bishops and Barbarians, Jezebels and Jewsp. 77
The Myth of the Devout Peasantp. 77
The Curse of Evep. 83
The Burning of Booksp. 95
Preparing the Holocaustp. 103
History in the Fakingp. 129
Suppression at the Point of Originp. 129
Cold War in the Archivesp. 137
Classified History, USAp. 142
Listening to the Muted Massesp. 154
In Ranke's Footstepsp. 165
His Majesty's Servantp. 166
An "Aristocratic Profession"p. 171
Purging the Redsp. 176
Publishing and "Privishing"p. 183
Marketing the Right Stuffp. 190
The Strange Death of President Zachary Taylor, a Study in the Manufacture of Mainstream Historyp. 209
Examining the Examinationp. 212
Confrontation with the Slavocracyp. 220
A Lethal Dose of Cherries and Milk?p. 224
Honorable Men and Official Historyp. 229
Against Psychopoliticsp. 241
Depoliticizing the Politicalp. 241
Dubious Clinical Datap. 248
Lenin as Oedipusp. 252
The Compulsive Hooverp. 255
The Political Hooverp. 257
When the Political Becomes Personalp. 262
Afterwordp. 266
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