Sometimes it all sounds very elementary. History is a story. Opinion. Subjective. A framing of the past that both situates events of yesteryear and charts the course for the future. Intuitively, I think we know this. We sense it. But in the application of historical studies and education, history is too often told with a concreteness that betrays the complexities of narrative and politics and, most importantly, power. In the United States, that story is particularly sacred and untouchable. One only has to watch how the
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