The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Paperback)
By Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Claiming that most textbooks and popular history books were written by biased left-wing writers and scholars, historian Thomas Woods offers this guide as an alternative to “the stale and predictable platitudes of mainstream texts.” Covering the colonial era through the Clinton administration, Woods seeks to debunk some persistent myths about American history.
For instance, he writes, the Puritans were not racists intent on stealing the Indians’ lands, the Founding Fathers were not revolutionaries but conservatives in the true sense of the word, the American War Between the States was not principally about slavery, Abraham Lincoln was no friend to the slaves and FDR’s New Deal policies actually made the Depression worse. He also covers a wide range of constitutional interpretations over the years, particularly regarding the First, Second, Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
“Although this is a book of history, relevance for today pervades it, subliminally. Woods loves the US Constitution, and the notion of free people running their affairs with dignity and inherent human goodness.” – Henrik Ræder Clausen, Europe News
“Woods has written a bracing and indispensible book. … It has also been subjected to incredible calumny. See what all the fuss is about!” – Mises.org
“Almost everything you've been taught about U.S. history is wrong! It's because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But here's a Revisionist book to set the record straight. Professor Thomas Woods refutes a host of myths. Woods reveals facts that you never were taught in school, tells you about the books you're not supposed to read, and takes you on a politically incorrect tour of American history.” – Barnes Review
About the Author
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the creator of Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including “The Dennis Miller Show,” “The Michael Reagan Show,” “The Dennis Prager Show” and “The Michael Medved Show.”
A contributing editor to The American Conservative magazine and six encyclopedias, Woods is also a New York Times bestselling author whose titles include “Meltdown,” “Nullification,” “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History” and “Who Killed the Constitution?” He lives in Topeka, Kan., with his wife and four daughters.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc. (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895260476
- ISBN-13: 978-0895260475