"Revisiting America" Book Review

"Revisiting America"
A summary of the main ideas in the book "Revisiting America" by S. Wyle.
# 117353 | 1,892 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US

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In this paper, the writer explores the themes of the book "Revisiting America" that deals with the issues of race and culture in US history. Specifically, the writer discusses the themes of Native Americans, slavery and the Civil War, and civil rights. The writer also offers a personal response to this book.

Native Americans
Civil Rights

From the Paper:

"When learning about Native American history in elementary and high school, the details surrounding the early settlers' interaction with the native inhabitants of this land were based upon generalities. Growing up in a primarily Dutch community, our primary history lesson about Native Americans was based on the story of the first Thanksgiving. We were taught about how the Pilgrims suffered greatly during their first year in the New World, with many dying of disease and lack of food. The Native Americans of the region helped the Puritans to grow food that allowed them to subsist in this harsh new land, culminating in a great feast of thanksgiving that celebrated God's provision and the new fellowship between the Pilgrim's and their new brothers. However, this warm and moving story was shattered after reading Wyle's (2004) book."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wyle, S. (Ed.). (2004). Revisiting America: Readings in race, culture, and conflict. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

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"Revisiting America" (2009, November 30) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/revisiting-america-117353/

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