By Edward T. Linethal,Tom Engelhardt
From the "taming of the West" to the shedding of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the portrayal of the earlier has turn into a battleground on the center of yankee politics. what sort of heritage american citizens should still learn, see, or fund isn't any longer in basic terms a question curiosity to lecturers, historians, and museum curators. all over now, background is more and more being held hostage, yet to what finish and why? In History Wars, 8 well-liked historians reflect on the offended swirl of feelings that now surrounds public reminiscence. incorporated are trenchant essays by means of Paul Boyer, John W. Dower, Tom Engelhardt, Richard H. Kohn, Edward Linenthal, Micahel S. Sherry, Marilyn B. younger, and Mike Wallace.
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