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Founding Myths : Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past (04 Edition)by Ray Raphael
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With wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of Americas most cherished tales, from Paul Reveres famous ride to Patrick Henrys Liberty or Death” speech. Exploring the dynamic intersection between history-making and story-making, award-winning author and historian Ray Raphael shows how these fictions—conceived in the narrowly nationalistic politics of the nineteenth century—undermine our democratic ideals.
Raphael questions the validity of the legend of Paul Revere's ride, Thomas Jefferson's status as the architect of American equality, and the existence of Molly Pitcher.
About the Author
Ray Raphael has taught at a one-room public high school, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. His twelve books include A Peoples History of the American Revolution and The First American Revolution (both available from The New Press).
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