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Based on
People’s History
(Howard Zinn)



Liberal views of American history
are in the left column, conservative
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Based on
A Patriot’s History


(Larry Schweikart
& Michael Allen)





1. Columbus


(music by Al Cirton)


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1. Columbus & Cortez


2. Virginia and the Indians (1600s)


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2. Virginia and the Indians (1600s)


3. Slavery (Colonial)


(music by Phillip Morris)


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3. Slavery (Colonial)


4. Inequality


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4. Inequality, Market Freedom


5. Revolution (1770s)


(music by Mari Therese)


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5. Revolution (1770s)


(music by Al Cirton)


6. Constitution (1780s)


(music by Mari Therese)


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6. Constitution (1780s)



7. Religion


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7. Religion


8. Women (1619-1850)



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8. Women (1800-50)



9. War of 1812 and Indians


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9. War of 1812



9b. The Indians


10. Mexican War (1840s)


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10. Mexican War (1840s)


11. Wealth and Labor (1830-1880)


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11. Wealth and Labor (1815-37)



11b. Mid-1800s Renaissance


12. Slavery and the Civil War



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12. Slavery and the Civil War


(music by Al Cirton)


12b. The Civil War (1861-5)



12c. The Civil War (1865)


13. Reconstruction (1865-1900)


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13. Reconstruction (1865-76)



13b. The Wild West (1861-90)


14. Labor Struggles (1877-1900)


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14. Reform (1876-96)


15. Expansion, Spanish-American War (1896-1912)


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15. Expansion, Spanish-American War (1896-1912)


16. Socialists, Progressives (1900-12)


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16. Progressive Movement (1896-1912)


17. World War 1 (1914-20)


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17. World War 1 (1912-20)


18. Crash, Depression (1919-40)


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18. Roaring 20s and Depression (1920-32)



18b. Depression and FDR (1929-45)


19. World War 2 (1941-5)


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19. War in Europe (1937-41)



19b. World War 2 (1941-5)



19c. World War 2 (1945)


20. Communism, Cold War (1948-59)


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20. Cold War (1946-59)



20b. Prosperity Amidst Fears (1950s)



20c. JFK, Cuba, Space (1959-63)


21. Civil Rights, Passive Resistance (1948-64)



21b. Civil Rights, Rebellion (1960s)


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21. Civil Rights, LBJ, Antipoverty (1960s)


22. Vietnam (1960s)



22b. Vietnam (1970-3)



22c. Women, Prisoners, Indians (60s, 70s)


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22. Vietnam and Protests (1960s)



22b. Richard Nixon (1968-73)


23. Away from Radicalism



23b. Jimmy Carter


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23. 1970s and Jimmy Carter


24. Ronald Reagan (1980-88)


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24. Ronald Reagan (1980-88)


25. Bush 1 and the Gulf War (1988-92)



25b. Unreported Resistance (80s, 90s)


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25. George Bush 1, Gulf War (1988-92)


26. Bill Clinton (1992-2000)


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26. Bill Clinton (1992-2000)


27. George W. Bush (2000-8)


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27. George W. Bush (2000-8)






Haranguing History, People’s Version





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Haranguing History, Patriot’s Version


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