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MYTH America: Separating Fact from Fiction   

Why did the Founding Fathers create this country? Is the US exceptional, an empire, or socialist? Our past has been distorted by partisan pundits leading us to believe fiction over fact. MYTH AMERICA attempts to replace myths with research and reality in a series of essays on twenty common myths. These historians debunk narratives such as the failure of the New Deal, the idea that immigrants are hostile invaders, and that markets can regulate themselves. This class will explore 2-3 myths a week during vigorous discussions and sharing live experiences.

This course was previously offered in the 2023 Fall term.

Required Book: MYTH AMERICA: Historians Take on the Biggest Lies About Our Past by Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, Basic Books 2022

 

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