They say that history is written by the victors, but what happens when those victors decide to leave the important details out? All too often, history texts and academic courses leave out the narratives of indigenous Americans, immigrants, forced and otherwise, black Americans, including slaves, the LGBTQ community, and the other marginalized groups that are a crucial part of U.S. history, but who are left our of every text book.
To be able to fully grasp the present political, cultural, and historical moment, it’s important to understand the past, and that including the dark and painful parts, the uncomfortable moments, the untold stories of every kind of American. That’s why you need to read these essential history books that your history teacher never assigned you.
Source: 15 History Books You Didn’t Get Assigned In School But Definitely Need To Read
Great post, thank you.
I’m floored by how little most people understand about history, true history, history that defines who we are today. If I may link to two examples of U.S. history most Americans know nothing about –
Thanks for these links! 🌈🙏🌈