History, More Than You Think…

4 07 2010

As I was reviewing some student papers for class, I read a response to a question I had asked them, “what is history?”

There responses made me think…and I came up with this…

History is not just what happened in our past

In the U.S. and so many other countries, history is decided by those in power. Their history is not just what happened in the past, it is used as a tool to justify their position of power.

So, in this country, history especially, is an opportunity and a tool to understand ones position within a class system and with that understanding an opportunity to liberate oneself from this system of oppression.


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