Summary × The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

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Eframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fa. Come election time you re going to want to have read this book in order to see through the garbage that s dished out as history by politicians Ewing says Simple truths about history are lies about complex subjects Every such truth has layers and layers of depth and breadth that no 30 second sound byte can capture This book is good at exposing the myths the disinformation and the things that historians like myself have been deceived into believing For example I always thought that Herbert Hoover took a passive stance toward the Great Depression He actually tried lots of remedies some of which Franklin Roosevelt later took the credit for The fact that we have a bad opinion of Hoover is largely due to the myths about him that Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted to perpetuate This is only one fascinating example from this marvelous book

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The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

To take a skeptical Guide to PDF #10003 approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories rather it's to r. Living through an era is much different from reading about the history of it The one learns about particular historical happenings the complicated their causes occurrences and conseuences become Thus there are plenty of misconceptions myths and half truths about American history to examine for accuracy and completeness These twenty four lectures provide a fresh examination of American history to see what really happened as opposed to what many believe happened The lecturer repeatedly observes that when historians interpret the past they often impose the values and understandings of their own day on to the past events This can lead to incorrect conclusions People well read in American history will probably not learn much that is new from these lectures Nevertheless the lectures do provide a concise articulation of how different people can arrive at different understandings of history The following uota

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Scinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization The Skeptic's Kindle And in this bold lecture series you can do just that. I found this to be very enlightening and interesting The downside to buying this through audiblecom instead of through the Great Courses is you don t have access to the lecture notes which would certainly be helpful to search out information But the price is so much better this way that it s hard to turn downThis is a highly recommended


10 thoughts on “The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

  1. says:

    What's a book? Is it whatever you can check off as currently reading on Goodreads? Do e books count? Do audiobooks? What about a podcast series like Serial? Where's the line? What about an essay of just a couple dozen pages? It's not really a book or is it? If I set a goal of reading 75 books as I have this year

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    Living through an era is much different from reading about the history of it The one learns about particular historical hap

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    The Skeptics Guide to American History is a collection of fairly short lectures that take the listener from the Revolutionary War to the end of the Cold War For the most part it's a history of politics and conflict and I found myself surprised than once with Mark A Stoler's perspective on the past It is anything but complete but offers an i

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    This series of lectures starts off with the discovery of the North American continent and concludes it's critical analysis around the time of the Vietnam War It is important to note this is not a set of lectures designed to build a foundational history but to augment knowledge from a perspective that is not as biased by patriotism ethnocentrism or by time In doing so these lectures challenge long held beliefs and myths about Ame

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    I have a friend who's a freshman congressman and have told him every member of congress should watch or listen to this course from The Great Courses It's a different kind of survey course in which each lecture takes on some popularly held belief or myth about America's past and examines in with a skeptic's eye Many of the

  6. says:

    Come election time you're going to want to have read this book in order to see through the garbage that's dished out as history by politicians

  7. says:

    A great course indeedProfessor Stoler dissects the many myths that continue to perpetuate in the US From the Pilgrims to the Information Age and everything in between he analyzes different events and the people involved and sheds lig

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    “Further ideology and perceptions are themselves products of all the general factors previously cited as causes of the war Economics culture politics political theory moral values And the common denominator linking all of these previously sited causes is SLAVERY It is therefore the basic cause of the war”T

  9. says:

    I found this to be very enlightening and interesting The downside to buying this through audiblecom instead of through the Great Courses is you don't have access to the lecture notes which would certainly be helpful to search out information But the price is so much better this way that it's hard to turn downThis is a highly recommended

  10. says:

    One of my favorite Great Courses I thought it might just be a big debunking mess but instead I thoroughly enjoyed Stoler's take on American misconceptions