Why American History Is Not What They Say
By Jeff Riggenbach
An Introduction To Revisionism. Americans have been warring with each other for more than a century over the contents of the American-history textbooks used in the nation’s high schools and colleges. What Americans know and understand about the history of the society in which they live will determine the degree of their willingness to honor and preserve its ideals and traditions. It will determine nothing less than the kind of society they will seek to strengthen and perpetuate.