The History Wars

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Stuart Macintyre, Anna Clark
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The nation's history has probably never been more politicised than it is today. Politicians, journalists, columnists, academics and Australians from all walks of life argue passionately - and often, ideologically - about the significance of the national story: the cherished ideal of the 'fair go', the much contested facts of Indigenous dispossession, the Anzac legend, and the nation's strategic alliance with the United States. Historians have become both combatants and casualties in this war of words. In The History Wars, Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark explore how this intense public debate has polarised the nation and paralysed history departments. This edition includes a new afterword by Stuart Macintyre which recounts, with rueful irony, the outbreak of controversy that followed the book's original publication, and the further light it shed on the uses and abuses of Australian history.

It all began in 1792 with French troops invading Austria. Waged between 1455 and 1485, the Wars of the Roses earned its flowery name because the white rose was the badge of the Yorks, and the red rose was the badge of the Lancastrians. After 30 years of... History A Brief History of the History Wars Conservative uproar over the New York Times' 1619 Project is just the most recent clash in a decades-old battle over how we should understand American ... Nevertheless, the "history wars" are still in the background: Bishop recently wrote in The Australian that in history teaching there was "too much political bias and not enough pivotal facts and ... Since the early 20th century, battles have been waged over the relative place of "history" and "civics" in public education, a dichotomy that many professional historians don't even accept. This is a list of wars involving the United States.

a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive) Ongoing conflict The Opium Wars arose from China's attempts to suppress the opium trade. Foreign traders (primarily British) had been illegally exporting opium mainly from India to China since the 18th century, but that trade grew dramatically from about 1820.

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