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  •  Most US history books suck (0+ / 0-)

    They gloss over the issues of slavery and the Native American genocide (and plagues), only to fill up interminable pages with tedious minutiae and  hero worship.

    Even though many students hate US history class, they found the TV series Roots very captivating to watch. Actual history played out before us--who would have thought!

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:19:53 AM PDT

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