Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

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Seal Press, 2005 - Social Science - 538 pages
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It's just called history, asserts Inga Muscio in her newest book. In fact, the controversial author continues, the so-called history we learn in school is no more than a brand, developed by white men who, often unjustly, won the right to spin their stories as hard facts. With Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil, it's Muscio's turn and she's taking it in order to hip the masses to the truth about the American history they think they know. Whose country is it? Has democracy ever really existed? Why does our culture celebrate certain figures and ignore others? Do schools teach kids to perpetuate white supremacist ideologies? Muscio delves deep to answer these questions, marveling at how personal history is to everyone, while challenging people to expand their thinking on America's past and encouraging them to consider how their own histories might read.

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Review: Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Thanks, Inga. Not for presenting things I didn't know before (because I'm a history teacher, so it's my job to know history and figure out how it relates to today, and because I teach on the West Side ... Read full review

Review: Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

This is a must-read for anyone who's ever been baffled by the way the citizens of the USA use racism in everyday life, without any consciousness of said fact. It's a little sweary, and has a lot of ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Inga Muscio is the author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence and Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil. She does a lot of public speaking, and lives in the Pacific North-west.

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