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Inventing American History

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ISBN-10: 026201288X

ISBN-13: 9780262012881

Edition: 2009

Authors: William Hogeland

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.