Inventing American History
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Publisher: MIT Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
American public historyin magazines and books, television documentaries, and museumstends to celebrate its subject at all costs, even to the point of denial and distortion. This does us a great disservice, argues William Hogeland in Inventing American History.Looking at details glossed over in three examples of public historythe Alexander Hamilton revival, tributes to Pete Seeger and William F. Buckley, and the Constitution Center in PhiladelphiaHogeland considers what we lose when history is written to conform to political aims. Questioning the resurrection, by both neocons and the left, of Alexander Hamilton as the founder of the American financial systemif not of the American dream More...
William Hogeland is author of The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty.He lives in New York City.
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