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A Renegade History of the United States Hardcover – September 28, 2010
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Buy this book. Actually read it. But, be forewarned, the truth is shocking.
His insights and analysis are bold yet grounded, and unless your religion is mundane consensus, he makes you think.
Great work. Can not wait until his next book. Podcast is superb as well.
Had I read this book 40 years ago my life would have been very different. I am pretty sure of that.
BTW. When I read about slaves' attitude to work and to their masters I was staggered. I had been drafted for the VN war and our attitude towards our commanders was exactly the same. For example, We avoided as much work as possible. We did not go where the wanted on patrols if it was too dangerous or too much work. When I left, a collection had started to frag a particularly gung ho commander. I shouldn't have been surprised; we were slaves.
I must say, his take on slavery is a bit... unorthodox and tying in minstrel was just... unbelievable, but at the end of the chapter he makes it work. You see the truth of his words when you look back or even look out your office window. More than that, you cannot deny the words of the people themselves who were recorded for posterity during the FDR Administration.
As for prostitutes and womens rights, it's a stretch with a kernel of truth to it. However, it is true that pre-Revolutionary women had far more freedoms than after.
Read it with an open mind and if you doubt, check his facts. I did and was flabbergasted at what I was never taught in school or through extensive reading.