The past as liberation from history

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Scott P. Culclasure (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H. Svi Shapiro

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to explore the difference between the social construction of history and the lived experience we call the past. The author's thesis is that by failing to distinguish between the two we risk unquestionably accepting as authoritative accounts of the past in which we have no voice. The author builds on the desire to create an identity rooted in the past to argue that the unheard stories we should most value are those that challenge our assumptions of justice, opportunity, and fairness.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Teaching $x Political aspects
History $x Study and teaching (Secondary) $x Political aspects

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