In the recent rancorous debate over the setting of national standards for the teaching of history, Lynne Cheney, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, accused the standards project of giving too much attention to women and minority groups. This book reveals how this debate became one more front in the culture wars and how it was ...
In the recent rancorous debate over the setting of national standards for the teaching of history, Lynne Cheney, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, accused the standards project of giving too much attention to women and minority groups. This book reveals how this debate became one more front in the culture wars and how it was recognized in the revised standards, which are now being used to make history both more stimulating and relevant to students.
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Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Vintage Books Trade Paperback in Very Good condition. Black and yellow cover with black and white lettering on cover and spine. Solidly bound, edge-wear to extremities. Solid, notes on back endpapers and highlighting in one chapter with underlining and notes in another. Illustrations with credits on copyright page. Contains: Preface to Original Edition, Preface to Vintage Edition, Abbreviations, Notes and Index. In this book the authors examine the debate over National History Standards, chronicling a media war spearheaded by conservatives and culminating in a Senate resolution that set an ominous precedent: the manipulation of federal funds to promote an official interpretation of history. New York: Vintage Books, First Vintage books edition, March 2000. 5.25" x 8" tall; 320 pages.
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