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Founding myths : stories that hide our patriotic past

Author: Ray Raphael
Publisher: New York ; London : New Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Raphael
ISBN: 9781565849211 1565849213 9781595580733 1595580735
OCLC Number: 69022503
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Inventing a past --
Heroes and heroines --
1. Paul Revere's ride --
2. Molly Pitcher --
3. The man who made a revolution: Sam Adams --
David and Goliath --
4. The shot heard 'round the world: Lexington and Concord --
5. The winter at Valley Forge --
Wise men --
6. Jefferson's Declaration of Independence --
7. Founding fathers: the greatest generation --
Doing battle --
8. "Give me liberty or give me death" --
9. "Do not fire till you see the whites of their eyes" --
Good vs. evil --
10. Patriotic slaves --
11. Brutal British --
Happy endings --
12. The final battle at Yorktown --
13. March of the American people --
Conclusion: Storybook nation, or why we tell tall tales --
A note for teachers.
Responsibility: Ray Raphael.

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