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  BBC - History - World Wars
The causes, events and people of the conflict dubbed the 'war to end all wars'.
The causes, events and people of the most destructive war in history.
Espionage, proxy wars and nuclear deadlock - the conflict that almost ended it all.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/worldwars   (82 words)

  History wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History wars are an ongoing public debate over the interpretation of the history of the white colonisation of Australia and its influence on responses to the current situation of the original inhabitants of the land.
Particular historians and histories that are challenged include Henry Reynolds and the histories of massacres, particularly in Tasmania but also elsewhere in Australia.
Windschuttle's claims are based upon the argument that the 'orthodox' view of Australian history were founded on hearsay or the misleading use of evidence by historians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_Wars   (680 words)

 BBC - History - Family History
Learn the basics of starting your own research and begin to uncover your family history.
Family history expert Dr Nick Barratt offers hands-on advice to help you discover your roots.
Uncover the history of your region through your local BBC website.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/familyhistory   (97 words)

 America's Wars - A Complete History
Some call it the Second War of Independence, for when it ended and the US had fought Great Britain to a stalemate, America's independence was assured.
The last war America took part in the 20th century took place when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq.
War came to America on September 11th 2001 with an attack on NY and Washington.
www.historycentral.com /wars.html   (357 words)

 What is at stake in Australia's "History Wars" Part 1: Competing political agendas
The History Wars began in the early 1980s, flaring up on such occasions as the 200th anniversary of British settlement of Australia in 1988 and the centenary of the federation of the six colonies in 2001.
History, therefore, is always being rewritten, as outlooks and methods change due to changes in the political environment.
To reveal the underlying conflicts that have given rise to the History Wars, the origins of each tendency and the competing national agendas they represent, we must examine some of the central features of the establishment of the Australian nation-state and its subsequent evolution.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jul2004/hiw1-j12.shtml   (2418 words)

 Evatt Foundation: News: The history wars - 09 September 2003
History is not revealed to us in tablets of stone, it has to be created from the remains of the past.
The History Wars are conducted in the media and subject to the procedures of the media.
The History Wars are an international phenomenon, operating in many countries, and in each theatre the warriors take their own nation as unique in its virtue, while adopting the techniques of their counterparts elsewhere.
evatt.labor.net.au /news/253.html   (837 words)

 France’s history wars, by Chris J Bickerton
Challenging conventional wisdom and official histories is all to the good; it is the occupation of all radical historians.
This shift from history to memory was at first the work of historians and the state, and reflected an attempt to salvage French history from its critics and from the effects of the end of consensus.
History is concerned not with remembering, but with establishing these very facts: its purpose is the pursuit of knowledge.
mondediplo.com /2006/02/14postcolonial   (2638 words)

 smh.com.au - The Sydney Morning Herald
This is the text of a speech to the Sydney Institute given by Stuart Macintyre, co-author of The History Wars.
The History Wars sheds light on the political battle which is carried on in the pubs and on the footpaths about who we are and what has become of us.
Keith Windschuttle's critique of Aboriginal history is flawed by his limited use of historical records and a chilling lack of sympathy for Aborigines as people.
www.smh.com.au /specials/historywars   (866 words)

 Vicki Grieves | Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History : a View from the Other Side | Labour History, 85 | ...
The responsibility attached to the writing of Indigenous Australians' histories is immense: no other history has the potential to impact on the present and the future and excite contention and debate to such a high degree.
As Denholm argued in 1979 from the cusp of the wave of new histories of Indigenous Australians, 'that brutality, (of the Georgian English) was simply to occupy Australia'.
The ultimate gain for all of us is that Windschuttle's fabrication of history has served to galvanise historians into a defence of their craft and of the scholarship to date.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lab/85/grieves.html   (3209 words)

 New Zealand in History
The history of New Zealand : a brief overview of the pre-historic, colonial and modern periods.
Wars and conflicts between Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand) tribes were always constant, and weapons used until now were spears or clubs.
The battle of Gate Pa is possible the battle which made the greatest impact in the history of The New Zealand Wars.
history-nz.org   (498 words)

 Resources - Victors and vanquished in the History Wars - 10 March 2005
The History Wars, though, entered a new phase with the election of John Howard as Prime Minister in 1996.
The History Wars have been fought on television, on radio, and in the opinion pages, letters columns and editorials of the mainstream press in what has been a wide-ranging public controversy.
They have fought a dirty History War, they have 'played the man' and have fought, not on the grounds of who is right and wrong, but on the grounds of who is good and who is bad.
www.brisinst.org.au /resources/brisbane_institute_crotty_history.html   (2164 words)

 Trade Wars 2002 History
I continued to develop and support Trade Wars because it was an excellent example of a public server game, because of its history and staying power, and because it put me in touch with other game developers.
Trade Wars as a game has its roots very far back in the history of online gaming, yet unlike most games, it continues to be played in a form very close to its origins.
And Trade Wars 2002, though not the originator, is clearly the most successful of the Trade Wars variants.
www.bbsdocumentary.com /library/PROGRAMS/DOORS/TRADEWARS/tradewars.html   (2165 words)

 KJ: 10,000 Things - History Wars in Japan:
The parallels between the history wars between Japan's neoconservative politicians and progressive and grassroots Japanese and American neoconservative politicians and progressive and grassroots Americans is astoundingly similar, as well as those in other nations.
The common denominator comes down to the conflict between those who seek to impose their party line authoritarian versions of history that glorify the state, and those who support critical histories that encourage multiple perspectives and multiple voices in ongoing debate and dialogue.
These activists are stopping the erasures of history before the erasures can happen, by amplifying authentic voices and passing down truthful, personal stories to the next generation now.
www.kyotojournal.org /10,000things/144.html   (886 words)

 Civil wars
A civil war is a war in which parties within the same country or empire struggle for national control of state power.
Other historians state the criteria for a civil war is that there must be prolonged violence between organized factions or defined regions of a country (conventionally fought or not).
One contributing factor is that civil wars often become proxy wars for outside powers that fund their partisans and thus encourage further violence.
www.tagate.com /wars   (648 words)

 History wars come to Brisbane at Larvatus Prodeo
To see history as a string of events puts things in a temporal perspective for kids (which is important), but kids should also develop an appreciation for ways of conceiving causality, of understanding the importance of perspective, and of relating recurring themes in history to our own contemporary condition.
The objective of history is not to better understanding of the truth of the past, but to sustain and orient individuals and communities in the present.
History constitutes the body of variant (inluding both contemporary and contemporaneous) meanings read into the connections between chronological incidences and geographical separations.
larvatusprodeo.net /2006/08/22/history-wars-come-to-brisbane   (3637 words)

 Beyond the history wars - Michelle Grattan - Opinion - theage.com.au
The list attempts to move beyond the "history wars"; Bishop describes participants as from the "sensible centre" (defined by one wit as those of differing views who can sit in the same room without trying to kill each other).
Nevertheless, the "history wars" are still in the background: Bishop recently wrote in The Australian that in history teaching there was "too much political bias and not enough pivotal facts and dates".
NSW made Australian history compulsory in years 9 and 10, and required children in public and private schools to take an objective, statewide examination at the end of year 10.
www.theage.com.au /news/michelle-grattan/beyond-the-history-wars/2006/07/22/1153166630334.html   (1723 words)

 Teaching World History & Geography - The Chronological Narrative
When people think back to their history classes in school, one of the first things likely to come to mind is a chronological narrative, the textbook.
A world history textbook is a chronological historical narrative that attempts to provide a broad overview of history typically beginning with the emergence of humans or the advent of civilization and ending at the present time.
The National History Standards suffer from a grandiosity that may be a consequence of the multitude of contributors involved in the project, some 400 people from 33 organizations distributed among 20 boards, committees, panels, forums, task forces, and focus groups.
www.studentsfriend.com /onhist/chronarr.html   (5009 words)

 Lateline - 25/04/2006: History wars surround Kokoda campaign
I mean, the problem you've got is there are people still alive who watched their mates die and they genuinely believed they were fighting to save Australia and you're telling them essentially they weren't.
History is about perceiving events as much as it is about events.
We have to remember that this was a world war and when we talk about the battle that saved Australia, we're sort of putting these parochial blinkers on and seeing the centre of the war's gravity in New Guinea.
www.abc.net.au /lateline/content/2006/s1623611.htm   (2837 words)

 Scottish History - Wars of Independence
The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between Scotland and England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
The wars were part of a great national crisis for Scotland and the period became one of the most defining moments in the nation's history.
Key players in the Scottish Wars of Independence were William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and their deeds continue to be a focus of national pride.
www.ltscotland.org.uk /scottishhistory/middleages/warsindependence/index.asp   (219 words)

 History Wars and the Paparazzi
Official history as narrated in Israeli textbooks was radically revised in 1999 and many common beliefs about the early years of the Jewish state were "exposed as myth" and images of the "Arab enemy" were significantly softened.
Certainly the "rewriting of history" is not unique to India, "history battles" are being waged from Israel and Palestine to the Balkans and the countries of the former Soviet Block.
He wrote: "Because of their commitment to a unilineal segmentary history of language development that needed to be mapped onto the ground, the philologists took it for granted that proto-Indo-Iranian was a language that had originated outside either India or Iran.
www.infinityfoundation.com /mandala/s_es/s_es_rosse_history.htm   (7856 words)

 History - Wars - Crimean War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
UK-based society "exists to honour and remember those that fell in the war and to study the war in its entirety".
A Russian perspective on the war and the siege of Sevastopol.
Eye-witness account of the war written by a sergeant in the 19th Foot, describing the Battle of the Alma and the Siege of Sebastopol.
www.living-turkey.com /Society_and_Culture_History_Wars_Crimean_War.htm   (345 words)

 History & Wars - World War 2 - Historical Gift Ideas.
History and Wars strives to ensure that generations to come will never forget our past.Relive these historic moments that have affected our lives both directly and indirectly and have also reshaped our world.
History and War will be happy to answer all your questions about various history and war topics.
History and War offers online support and daily updated history and war facts about World War 2, Vietnam, and many others on our History Facts Blog.
www.historyandwars.com   (413 words)

 The History Wars | Journal of Social History | Find Articles at BNET.com
What distinguishes the Australian history wars from counterparts elsewhere is not duration or even the levels of acrimony, but the sheer variety of issues, ranging from immigration policy, the 1988 Bicentenary celebrations, indigenous rights and the representation of Aboriginal history, through to school history syllabi and museum display policy.
That is to say, the opposite sides of the Australia history wars are divided into opposing camps comprising left wing proponents of "fl-armband" history, who depict the Australian past as a deplorable tale of dispossession, and the conservative and neoconservative exponents of "whitewash" history, who exalt British origins and the achievements of white ancestors.
The History Wars is thoroughly commended to all interested in the widespread phenomena of Historikerstreit.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_3_40/ai_n19022040   (895 words)

 History wars information - Search.com
The History wars are an ongoing public debate over the interpretation of the history of the white colonisation of Australia and its influence on responses to the current situation of the original inhabitants of the land.
European history to 1968 was well documented and positive but post white settlement Indigenous Australians were represented as a "melancholy footnote" (1979, p.
Particular historians and histories that are challenged include Henry Reynolds and the histories of massacres, particularly in Tasmania but also elsewhere in Australia.
www.search.com /reference/History_Wars   (847 words)

 MEXonline.com Mexican History Directory
Information on Mexican history, famous battles, constitutions, treaties & documents, heroes, missions, and information about the people.
History of the Conquest of Mexico, a view of the Aztec civilization.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War.
www.mexonline.com /history.htm   (161 words)

 The other history wars
Gibbon, like most classical historians before and after him, shares a conception and practice of history as a “patrician literary genre”, a vehicle for an elitist view of history as the “monumental deeds of great personages” in which ordinary men are merely “nameless spear-carriers” and women not even that.
It is historians like this, from and for the ruling class, who have monopolised the recorded history of antiquity in which the rich rule because they should, and when the exploited mobilise against class injustice, they become “the mob” — fickle, lawless and given to unreasoning passions.
Through such ruling-class history, the Roman oligarchs and their senate come down to us as defenders of people's liberty instead of the defenders of elite interests that they were.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2004/570/570p21.htm   (1461 words)

 The History Guy: Wars of 1899
Wars and conflicts fought in the year 1899 are featured on this page in rough chronological order.
He resumed his war in 1908 and harassed the occupiers of his country until 1920.
Marley, David F. Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present.
www.historyguy.com /wars_of_1899.html   (1115 words)

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