“The myth of automatic progress is the unthinking basic narrative told by the authors of all American history textbooks. Savage Perils shows how this storyline developed from Darwin, explains how it came to dwell in Cold War science fiction, illuminates how it reinforces Western racism, and warns us where it might take us next.”—James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
“An important, insightful, and timely study.”—Richard Slotkin, author of Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in the Twentieth Century
About the Author
Patrick B. Sharp is Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.