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History as Mystery

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Publisher Comments:

Essays on how history’s victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege, and how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work.

"Michael Parenti, always provocative and eloquent, gives us a lively as well as valuable critique of orthodoxy posing as ‘history.’"—Howard Zinn

"Solid if surely controversial stuff."—Kirkus

Table of Contents

Prologue: Against the Mainstream

History as Miseducation

Mainstream Orthodoxy

The Hunt for Real History

Textbooks: America the Beautiful

For Business, Against Labor

The School as a Tool

Priests and Pagans, Saints and Slaves

Triumph of the One True Faith

Silencing the Pagans

Accepting the Powers that Be

Affluent Believers

Saints For Slavery

Bishops and Barbarians, Jezebels and Jews

The Myth of the Devout Peasant

The Curse of Eve

The Burning of Books

Preparing the Holocaust

History in the Faking

Suppression at the Point of Origin

Cold War in the Archives

Classified History, USA

Listening to the Muted Masses

In Ranke's Footsteps

His Majesty's Servant

An Aristocratic Profession'

Purging the Reds

Publishing and Privishing'

Marketing the Right Stuff

The Strange Death of President Zachary

Taylor, a Study in the Manufacture of

Mainstream History

Examining the Examination

Confrontation with the Slavocracy

A lethal Dose of Cherries and Milk?

Honorable Men and Official History

Against Psychopolitics

Depoliticizing the Political

Dubious Clinical Data

Lenin as Oedipus

The Compulsive Hoover

The Political Hoover

When the Political Becomes Personal

Afterword

Synopsis:

Cultural Writing. In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privelege. And he demostrates how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work. With HISTORY AS MYSTERY, Michael Parenti, always provocative and eloquent, gives us a lively as well as valuable critique of orthodoxy posing as 'history' — Howard Zinn, author of A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Michael Parenti examines certainties of the past from CE 300 to just yesterday, probing how we know what we think we know. Often he shows that we don't think at all — James W. Loewen, author of LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME.

Synopsis:

Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. And he shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege.

About the Author

Michael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leadiing progressive political analysts. He is the author of over 250 published articles and seventeen books. His writings are published in popular periodicals, scholarly journals, and his op-ed pieces have been in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872863576
Author:
Parenti, Michael
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Subject:
World
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.47x5.48x.64 in. .77 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
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"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privelege. And he demostrates how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work. With HISTORY AS MYSTERY, Michael Parenti, always provocative and eloquent, gives us a lively as well as valuable critique of orthodoxy posing as 'history' — Howard Zinn, author of A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Michael Parenti examines certainties of the past from CE 300 to just yesterday, probing how we know what we think we know. Often he shows that we don't think at all — James W. Loewen, author of LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME.
"Synopsis" by , Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. And he shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege.
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