FitzGerald, Frances
March 1979
New Yorker;3/12/1979, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p48
The article discusses the author's impressions of American history textbooks for elementary and secondary schools. It talks on the subject of intellectual history, American political life, Civil War and how the account of such history appears to a foreigner reading the American history text. The author criticizes the history books for being editorial moralizing and for not showing the historical development of American values and institutions.


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