The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

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By Thomas Woods. The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Almost everything you’ve been taught about U.S. history is wrong! It’s because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But here’s a Revisionist book to set the record straight. Professor Thomas Woods refutes a host of myths.

Woods reveals facts that you never were taught in school, tells you about the books you’re not supposed to read, and takes you on a politically incorrect tour of American history.

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    The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

    By Thomas Woods. Almost everything you’ve been taught about U.S. history is wrong! It’s because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But here’s a Revisionist book to set the record straight. Professor Thomas Woods refutes a host of myths.

    Woods reveals facts that you never were taught in school, tells you about the books you’re not supposed to read, and takes you on a politically incorrect tour of American history.

    Woods reveals facts that you never were taught in school, tells you about the books you’re not supposed to read, and takes you on a politically incorrect tour of American history.

    Claiming that most textbooks and popular history books were written by biased left-wing writers and scholars, historian Thomas Woods offers this guide as an alternative to “the stale and predictable platitudes of mainstream texts.”

    Covering the colonial era through the Clinton administration, Woods seeks to debunk some persistent myths about American history. For instance, he writes, the Puritans were not racists intent on stealing the Indians’ lands, the Founding Fathers were not revolutionaries but conservatives in the true sense of the word, the American War Between the States (to even call it a civil war is inaccurate, Woods says) was not principally about slavery, Abraham Lincoln was no friend to the slaves, and FDR’s New Deal policies actually made the Depression worse.

    He also covers a wide range of constitutional interpretations over the years, particularly regarding the First, Second, Ninth, and Tenth amendments, and continually makes the point that states’ rights have been unlawfully trampled upon by the federal government since the early days of the republic.

    Though its title is more deliberately provocative than accurate, Woods’ attack on what he sees as rampant liberal revisionism over the past 25 years proves to be an interesting platform for a book.

    This quick and enjoyable read is packed with unfamiliar quotes, informative sidebars, iconoclastic viewpoints, and a list of books “you’re not supposed to read.” It is not a comprehensive or detailed study, but that is not its aim; instead, it offers ideas for further research and a challenge to readers to dig deeper and analyze some basic assumptions about American history—a worthy goal that Woods manages to reach.

    Softcover, 380 pages

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