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History as we know it has always come from the point of view of the successor, the victor, providing a one-sided aspect of events that have occurred. 236 more words
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“It is not that the historian can avoid emphasis of some facts and not of others. This is as natural to him as to the mapmaker, who, in order to produce a usable drawing for practical purposes, must first flatten and distort the shape of the earth, then choose out of the bewildering mass of geographic information those things needed for the purpose of this or that particular map.
My favorite fragment of knowledge that my AP US History student teacher shared with me was that he was “as calm and serene as a Hindu cow.” Granted, he also described his adventure riding to Canada on the back of a tiger as he gloriously lept over the non-metaphorical Iron Curtain, but what’s life without a bit of imagination, right? 442 more words