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Rewriting History


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:10pm

I very much approve Bob Twomey’s June 25 letter encouraging us not to rewrite history. But I also think history is both more and other than “a chronological documentation of all things that have occurred in our country’s past.”

There is no history without a historian. For better or worse, that historian is always a person with a bias or point to prove. Historians are human beings whose values always influence what they attend to and what they ignore. For social historians, by way of example, the leavings of a Victorian greengrocer’s shop are more important than the battle of Wa...

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