This study critically examines how the leading high school American history and world history textbooks depict the Vietnam War. It analyzes the textbooks' treatment of two key events: the Gulf of Tonkin crisis and the Tet Offensive. It also explores the politics that influence the field of social studies, the textbook production process, and the historical literature of the Vietnam War. By comparing textbook accounts to leading histories of the Vietnam War, this analysis shows that textbooks serve to undermine civic sensibilities and promote an official narrative by discounting historical evidence, omitting controversial events, and failing to include recent scholarship.Six of the textbooks are used in American history classes and six of the textbooks are used in world history classes. ... the textbook market by absorbing smaller independent companies such as Glencoe, Prentice-Hall, Silver Burdett andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Hegemony and History: A Critical Analysis of how High School History Textbooks Depict Key Events of the Vietnam War|
|Author||:||Christopher R. Leahey|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|