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Master Narrative of American History-Soc. 105

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by Angel Valdivia on 12 February 2013

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Transcript of Master Narrative of American History-Soc. 105

A Critical Stance Personal as Political &
Reflexive A Different Mirror Complete this sentence:

"I am __________." (You have one minute). The remainder of semester is to interrogate the "Master Narrative, wherever it can found." DOB: April 12, 1939
Oahu, Hawai'i
DOD: May 26, 2009 (aged 70)
Berkeley, California (Suicide) Works: 1971 -- A Pro-slavery Crusade: The Agitation to Reopen the African Slave Trade.
1984 -- Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, 1835-1920.
1995 -- Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb.
2001 -- Double Victory: A Multicultural History of America in World War II. Boston: Back Bay. Debating Diversity: Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America. (Can) Appearances (Can) Be deceiving "Here, at the Eastern edge of the continent, I mused, was the site of the beginning of Multicultural America" (3) "Who, What are you?" "What had he learned about Asian Americans in courses called 'U.S. Hisotry'" (4). Assigning Social Status Filters:
- Education
- Media
- Popular Culture
- Culture
- Economy
- Politics "The Master Narrative of American History" MNoAH-"is a powerful and popular but inaccurate story, our country was settled by European immigrants, and Americans are white" (4). "The Master Narrative is deeply embedded in our mainstream culture and can be found in the scholarship of a long list of preeminent historians" (4). "The father of the Master Narrative was Fredrick Jackson Turner" (ibid). (November 14, 1861 – March 14, 1932) was an American historian in the early 20th century, based at the University of Wisconsin until 1910, and then at Harvard.
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