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Founding myths : stories that hide our patriotic past

Author: Ray Raphael
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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See what stories in American history may not be true.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Raphael
ISBN: 1565849213 9781565849211 9781595580733 1595580735
OCLC Number: 54960633
Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Inventing a past --
Paul Revere's ride --
Molly Pitcher --
The man who made a revolution : Sam Adams --
The shot heard 'round the world : Lexington and Concord --
The winter at Valley Forge --
Jefferson's Declaration of Independence --
Founding Fathers : the greatest generation --
"Give me liberty or give me death" --
"Do not fire till you see the whites of their eyes" --
Patriotic slaves --
Brutal British --
The final battle at Yorktown --
March of the American people --
Storybook nation, or, Why we tell tall tales.
Responsibility: Ray Raphael.

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See what stories in American history may not be true.

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