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Who Owns History?
Aired 10/7/1994

It is often said that history is written by the victors, but today many so-called victims are getting their chance to be heard. Some worry that Americaís rich historical tale is being replaced by a new story with America cast as the villain.
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  Eric Foner
    professor of history at Columbia University, author of A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln
  Robert Royal
    vice president of the Ethics in Public Policy Center, author of 1492 and All That: The Political Manipulations of History
  James Horton
    professor of history and American studies at George Washington University, author of Free People of Color: Inside the African-American Community
  Daniel Boorstin
    Pulitzer-prize winning historian, librarian of Congress emeritus, author of The Discoverers

Originally Aired: 10/7/1994

   
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