33 Questions about American History You're Not Supposed to Ask

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Crown Forum, 2007 - History - 306 pages
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Guess what? The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states’ rights—an idea reviled today—were even more important than the Constitution’s checks and balances. The “Wild” West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress.

Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth.

In33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, Thomas E. Woods Jr., the New York Times bestselling author ofThe Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, sets the record straight with a provocative look at the hidden truths about our nation’s history—the ones that have been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss. Woods draws on real scholarship—as opposed to the myths, platitudes, and slogans so many other “history” books are based on—to ask and answer tough questions about American history, including:

- Did the Founding Fathers support immigration?
- Was the Civil War all about slavery?
- Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system?
- Was the U.S. Constitution meant to be a “living, breathing” document—and does it grant the federal government wide latitude to operateas it pleases?
- Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide, as we’re told?

You’d never know it from the history that’s been handed down to us, but the answer to all those questions is no.

Woods’s eye-opening exploration reveals how much has been whitewashed from the historical record, overlooked, and skewed beyond recognition. More informative than your last U.S. history class,33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Askwill have you wondering just how much about your nation’s past you haven’t been told.

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User Review  - Warren Gossett - Goodreads

Thomas Woods offers in this book a possibly reassuring libertarian and conservative view of American history and government policy. I was much persuaded by the argument that the free market gives better results than government foreign aid. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Ford - Goodreads

This is one of those books that lends itself to skipping around. I was aware of many of the historical issues mentioned. I was particularly fascinated by the founding father's views on immigration ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Thomas E. Woods jr. is the New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. He holds a B.A. in history from Harvard and an M.A., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. A contributing editor of The American Conservative magazine, Woods has received the Templeton Enterprise Award, the O. P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship, and an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute. He and his family live in Alabama, where he is a fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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