The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588 PDF author Mark Stoler

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Ch a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization And in this bold 24 lecture series you can do just that. Further ideology and perceptions are themselves products of all the general factors previously cited as causes of the war Economics culture politics political theory moral values And the common denominator linking all of these previously sited causes is SLAVERY It is therefore the basic cause of the war This book is many things but most importantly what this book is NOT is an accurate representation of American history Firstly I purchased this audiobook using a free Audible credit I had and I bought it because of its catchy title I am a skeptic for all things particularly history so the title naturally caught my eye Mark Stoler is many things but most importantly what he is NOT is someone who understands American history This at best a slightly unintentional genocide apologist book trying to use the fallacy and rhetoric of anachronism to justify the actions and beliefs of people in the past More specifically anachronism is a tool often used by historians and anthropologists to justify not using genocide to describe the actions of people of past because technically genocide did not come into existence as a legally accepted term until 1948 by the United Nations At worst this audiobook is an attempt of revisionist history that completely neglects to give settler colonialism the Doctrine of Discovery and the genocide of indigenous people the rightful screen time they deserve when talking about American history The American Civil War most certainly involved disagreements about slavery But at the core were systemic extermination of indigenous people land grabs asserting dominance over others and nature through white supremacy and rapacious means of extracting everything one could from the land without the consent of the indigenous peoples Slavery was merely a byproduct of settler colonialism and while terrible slavery is too often conflated as the reason for why conflicts and war started in America It is the master narrative given time and time again and it is a cop out to avoid the deeper discussions on colonization white supremacy and the Doctrine of Discovery the Christian faith ascribed as justification of asserting dominance over others and nature Mark s message of The skeptic s guide to American history is also muddied by his deep long lasting career in the US military The US military is universally accepted as a genocide machine and continues to push content to perpetuate the idea that indigenous people no longer exist that North America was a land without people and the pilgrims were a people without a land This is not a skeptic s book but rather plucking slight half truths of US history Colonialism never stopped in America in fact the American government continues to wage land wars against indigenous peoples today who are still very much alive and thriving

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The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

Your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history su. I have a friend who s a freshman congressman and have told him every member of congress should watch or listen to this course from The Great Courses It s a different kind of survey course in which each lecture takes on some popularly held belief or myth about America s past and examines in with a skeptic s eye Many of the myths discussed are freuently cited by politicians today to support some viewpoint they are pushing While it s hardly realistic to think that congress would be affected by such scholarship at least we as voters can educate ourselves so that we can weed through the BS on our own For me the most thought provoking was lecture 10 on the pre regulatory Laissez Faire economics era that is widely believed to have spurred on the industrial revolution Here the professor disputes the notion that the economic environment was hands off Explaining instead that it was very interventionist on behalf of big business Fascinating in light of the strong anti regulatory movements of the early 21st century Highly recommended series and the Guidebook prepared by the professor that comes with the course includes a HUGE bibliography for further reading

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To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather it's to reframe. Living through an era is much different from reading about the history of it The one learns about particular historical happenings the complicated their causes occurrences and conseuences become Thus there are plenty of misconceptions myths and half truths about American history to examine for accuracy and completeness These twenty four lectures provide a fresh examination of American history to see what really happened as opposed to what many believe happened The lecturer repeatedly observes that when historians interpret the past they often impose the values and understandings of their own day on to the past events This can lead to incorrect conclusions People well read in American history will probably not learn much that is new from these lectures Nevertheless the lectures do provide a concise articulation of how different people can arrive at different understandings of history The following uotation is a good example of this from Lecture 8 titled Did Slavery Really Cause the Civil War The Lecturer has just finished reviewing numerous causes of the Civil War that have been proposed over the years by different historians Then the lecturer wraps it up as followsInterpretations are usually tied in some way to the era in which they were written It s far from accidental that the generation that fought the war would come to view it in the North as a moral struggle over slavery and in the South as a defensible support of state s rights Similarly it is far from accidental that the economic interpretation gained great popularity during the 1930s the years of the great depression Nor is it surprising that interpretations emphasizing fanatics and incompetent politicians should arise as people in the 1930s began to see World War I as an avoidable conflict and who were simultaneously witnessing the rise of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini Nor should we be surprised that all these alternative views to slavery as the cause of the war emerged in the decades of intense racism in the United States Nor should we be surprised by the reemergence of slavery as a moral issue and the uestion of race relations in the era of civil rights and in the years since World War II and the full revelation of Nazi racial atrocities The emphasis of psychological interpretations in this same time period should not surprise us either Nor should the emphasis on ideology that developed in the years of the cold war which was an ideological conflict be a surprise It is important to realize that if one accepts the ideological approach then all the previous interpretations retain their validity For even if there were no conspiracies in reality no truly irreconcilable differences in economies and cultures no basic disagreement over the nature of the Union and no chance of slavery establishing itself in the territories Americans North and South believed otherwise because of their ideology and they acted on the basis of those beliefs Further ideology and perceptions are themselves 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10 thoughts on “The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

  1. says:

    What's a book? Is it whatever you can check off as currently reading on Goodreads? Do e books count? Do audiobooks? What about a podcast series like Serial? Where's the line? What about an essay of just a couple dozen pages? It's not really a book or is it? If I set a goal of reading 75 books as I have this year and one or of my entries is made up of a series only available on audio does that count? Or should

  2. says:

    Living through an era is much different from reading about the history of it The one learns about particular historical happenings the complicated their causes occurrences and conseuences become Thus there are plenty of misconceptions myths and half truths about American history to examine for accuracy and completeness These twenty four lec

  3. says:

    The Skeptics Guide to American History is a collection of fairly short lectures that take the listener from the Revolutionary War to the end of the Cold War For the most part it's a history of politics and conflict and I fou

  4. says:

    This series of lectures starts off with the discovery of the North American continent and concludes it's critical analysis around the time of

  5. says:

    I have a friend who's a freshman congressman and have told him every member of congress should watch or listen to this course from The Great Courses It's a different kind of survey course in which each lecture takes on some popularly held belief or myth about America's past and examines in with a skeptic's eye Many of the myths discussed are freuently cited by politicians today to support some viewpoint they are pushing

  6. says:

    Come election time you're going to want to have read this book in order to see through the garbage that's dished out as history by politicians

  7. says:

    A great course indeedProfessor Stoler dissects the many myths that continue to perpetuate in the US From the Pilgrims to th

  8. says:

    “Further ideology and perceptions are themselves products of all the general factors previously cited as causes of the war Economics culture politics political theory moral values And the common denominator linking all of

  9. says:

    I found this to be very enlightening and interesting The downside to buying this through audiblecom instead of through the Great Courses is you don't have access to the lecture notes which would certainly be helpful to sear

  10. says:

    One of my favorite Great Courses I thought it might just be a big debunking mess but instead I thoroughly enjoyed Stoler's take on American misconceptions

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