Misrepresentation and Silence in United States History Textbooks: The Politics of Historical Oblivion

Author:   Mneesha Gellman
Publisher:   Springer International Publishing AG
Edition:   1st ed. 2024
ISBN:  

9783031503528


Pages:   117
Publication Date:   09 February 2024
Format:   Hardback
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Misrepresentation and Silence in United States History Textbooks: The Politics of Historical Oblivion


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This open access book investigates how representation of Native Americans and Mexican-origin im/migrants takes place in high school history textbooks. Manually analyzing text and images in United States textbooks from the 1950s to 2022, the book documents stories of White victory and domination over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) groups that disproportionately fill educational curricula. While representation and accurate information of non-White perspectives improves over time, the same limited tropes tend to be recycled from one textbook to the next. Textual analysis is augmented by focus groups and interviews with BIPOC students in California high schools. Together, the data show how misrepresentation and absence of BIPOC perspectives in textbooks impact youth identity. This book argues for an innovative rethinking of US history curricula to consider which stories are told, and which perspectives are represented.

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Author:   Mneesha Gellman
Publisher:   Springer International Publishing AG
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2024
Weight:   0.322kg
ISBN:  

9783031503528


ISBN 10:   303150352
Pages:   117
Publication Date:   09 February 2024
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Mneesha Gellman is Associate Professor at Emerson College, Boston, USA

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