The Politically Correct Guide to American History

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The Founding Fathers were cross-dressers. Paula Bunyan was a lumberjane. To Benedict Arnold, treason was just another lifestyle choice. This is not the American past you may remember from social studies class.

In The Politically Correct Guide to American History, U.S. history is rewritten according to the core curriculum of political correctness: frivolous lawsuits, animal rights activism, racial quotas, and in-your-face feminism. This wide-ranging tour de farce is a satirical stew of such varying topical material as tabloid journalism, gun control, and Britain's royal family. Nothing in American history is safe from revision: Theodore Roosevelt founds the Rough Riders to surmount a midlife crisis, the gang of outlaws at the O.K. Corral is recast as a freedom-loving private militia, and the Louisiana Purchase almost never happens because President Thomas Jefferson faces a sexual harassment suit from Sally Hemings.

The Politically Correct Guide to American History gives a suspiciously contemporary spin to the past--as it might be taught in future classrooms!

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"A witty look at U.S. history...The author is expert at reconstructing the tortured vocabulary of Political Correctness....
Should appeal to the verbally sophisticated."
--Publishers Weekly

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Edward P. Moser is a melanin-impoverished, testosterone-enhanced person whose Swiss-Irish ancestry condemns him to the habitual intake of chocolate and alcoholic poisons. The author of The Politically Correct Guide to the Bible (Crown, 1997) and a contributing writer for The Tonight Show, he has also published humorous commentaries and feature pieces in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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