ERIC Number: EJ370232
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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American History Textbooks: Where Do We Go from Here?
Sewall, Gilbert T.
Phi Delta Kappan, v69 n8 p552-58 Apr 1988
Because American history and social studies textbooks are "official chronicles of the nation's past and influence the next generation's social understanding, content controversies abound. This article discusses the editorial ahistoricism, arid language, and disembodied figures characterizing most texts, reviews past successful models, and suggests six ameliorative actions for textbook authorities. Includes 14 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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