By Larry Schweikart, Michael Patrick Allen

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For the earlier 3 many years, many heritage professors have allowed their biases to distort the best way America’s prior is taught. those intellectuals have hunted for circumstances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our historical past whereas downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.”

As a consequence, extra emphasis is put on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; extra in regards to the internment of jap american citizens in the course of global warfare II than approximately D-Day or Iwo Jima; extra at the risks we confronted from Joseph McCarthy than these we confronted from Josef Stalin.

A Patriot’s background of the United States corrects these doctrinaire biases. during this groundbreaking ebook, America’s discovery, founding, and improvement are reexamined with an appreciation for the weather of public advantage, own liberty, and personal estate that make this kingdom uniquely winning. This e-book deals a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s real and proud background.

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Even if Burnham’s “City Beautiful” had become financially and politically unfeasible amid the rubble, the splendor of San Francisco could still materialize and be revealed to all at the PPIE. Thus, in 1909, at a dinner convened by Hale at the Bohemian Club, about twenty businessmen reiterated their intentions and formed a board of directors. 25 The PPIE quickly became the medium for rebuilding a more magnificent San Francisco, which would rise like a phoenix from the ashes and prove that the city deserved to stand at the apex of an empire that straddled two oceans and controlled the world’s most heavily trafficked waterway.

By this time, the field of genetics had expanded beyond Mendel’s 16 | Introduction original formulas into highly involved and technical laboratory experiments crossbreeding mice, flies, and worms and a complicated universe of acronyms and cryptic scientific notations. Geneticists were mapping the metabolic pathways of dozens of genetic diseases and discovering masking effects (epistasis) and patterns of incomplete dominance and codominance. 68 In the United States, eugenics was informed principally by Mendelianism.

54 Although Muller asserted that his scheme of artificial insemination was a far cry from the controlled procreation of a Hitler or Mussolini, his assumption that women would happily serve as the wombs of such superlative progeny was offensive to many Americans, especially feminists struggling to win greater reproductive freedom. These two examples illustrate how medical or social programs designed to encourage the breeding of some people and not others have incited anticipation, trepidation, and controversy in the United States.

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