The American Story: 100 True Tales from American HistoryJennifer ArmstrongRandom House / 2006 / Hardcover$23.99 Retail:2 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Anne2 Stars Out Of 5Good Idea, but not ChristianJune 13, 2013AnneQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 1I was hoping to use this book as a foundation to build a notebooking style US History curriculum around for my children when they are in 5th and 6th grades. I appreciated the introduction and interesting events the author includes. But, I began to notice how Christianity is portrayed.
Here are two examples: 1) It is described that Jonathon Edwards "continued to frighten and harangue them for another eighteen years." pg. 33
2) The book described the Scopes Monkey Trial in this way: "In the end, Scopes was found guilty of breaking the law. But the law itself was shown to be backward, ignorant, and anti-intellectual. And the country made up its own mind: the country evolved." pg. 242
I was hoping for a more unbiased book. It's subtle, but the bias of this author is definitely there. And I'm afraid I'm going to keep on searching for another book that will be more unbiased and not so slanted against Christianity.
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