Education: Bull Market in U.S. History?

Should U.S. history be revised—upwards? Have U.S. historians been selling the U.S. short? These were the questions 200 teachers and historians were discussing last week at the annual meeting of the Institute of American History. The Institute was started ten years ago by Stanford's Edgar E. Robinson, who wanted to get scholars and teachers together. Last week, the teachers got a ringing earful from Columbia's Historian Allan Nevins. It's about time, said Nevins, that U.S. historians changed their tune.*

"We have become, first a great world power, and now, the great power. We must view the past, therefore, through this changed perspective...

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