What did you learn in school yesterday?

This WISE course discusses the history of American history textbooks. We will focus on history books written for high school school students from the 19th to 21st century.


Syllabus will be here.


Class presentations will be here.


A paragraph history of the United States from the discovery of the continent to the present time. : With brief notes on contemporaneous events. Chronologically arranged / By Edward Abbott

Swinton, William, First lessons in our country's history: bringing out its salient points, and aiming to combine simplicity with sense: with numerous illustrations 

Ward, Paul (1980). Frances Fitzgerald, America revised: History schoolbooks in the twentieth century. _History and Theory_ 19 (3):362.