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How the World Learns about American History

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How the World Learns about American History

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How the World Learns about American History

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It's hardly surprising that the lessons of the Cuban missile crisis are taught differently in Havana than in Hartford, Conn. In many cases, though, foreign texts cover material that American kids never see — Nigeria's role in the slave trade, for example — or Canada's longstanding fears of American invasion.

Guests:

Dana Lindaman, professor of French at Harvard University. Co-author of History Lessons

Kyle Ward, professor of history, Vincennes University. Co-author of History Lessons