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Muscio delves into how personal history is to everyone, while challenging readers to expand their thinking on America's past and encouraging them to consider how their own histories might read.

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It's just called history, asserts Inga Muscio in her newest book. In fact, the controversial author continues, the so-called history we learn in school is no more than a brand, developed by white men who, often unjustly, won the right to spin their stories as hard facts. With Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, it's Muscio's turn and she's taking it in order to hip the masses to the truth about the American history they think they know. Whose country is it? Has democracy ever really existed? Why does our culture celebrate certain figures and ignore others? Do schools teach kids to perpetuate white supremacist ideologies? Muscio delves deep to answer these questions, marveling at how personal history is to everyone, while challenging people to expand their thinking on America's past and encouraging them to consider how their own histories might read.

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halofriendly, March 14, 2007 (view all comments by halofriendly)
Being a fan of Muscio's writing, I dove right into this book but realized very quickly that this was not a book to zip through in an afternoon. Muscio analyzes our history in a similar style to James W. Loewen, while asking some very important questions (some of which are listed above). Muscio also recognizes how powerful words and names are when used repetitively, so she refers to the current president as "Arbusto" (dig out your Spanish/English dictionary if you're stuck). A very important read for everyone.
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ISBN:
9781580051194
Subtitle:
My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society
Author:
Muscio, Inga
Publisher:
Seal Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Racism -- United States.
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050630
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 5.38 in 16.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
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"Synopsis" by ,
It's just called history, asserts Inga Muscio in her newest book. In fact, the controversial author continues, the so-called history we learn in school is no more than a brand, developed by white men who, often unjustly, won the right to spin their stories as hard facts. With Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, it's Muscio's turn and she's taking it in order to hip the masses to the truth about the American history they think they know. Whose country is it? Has democracy ever really existed? Why does our culture celebrate certain figures and ignore others? Do schools teach kids to perpetuate white supremacist ideologies? Muscio delves deep to answer these questions, marveling at how personal history is to everyone, while challenging people to expand their thinking on America's past and encouraging them to consider how their own histories might read.
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