320 pages , Crown Forum , 2007-07-10 Guess what? The Indians didnâ€™t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought statesâ€™ rightsâ€”an idea reviled todayâ€”were even more important than the Constitutionâ€™s checks and balances. The â€œWildâ€ West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didnâ€™t involve an intern in a blue dress. Surprised? Donâ€™t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, thereâ€™s the history you know and then thereâ€™s the truth. In 33 Questions About American History Youâ€™re Not Supposed to Ask, Thomas E. Woods Jr., the New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, sets the record straight with a provocative look at the hidden truths about our nationâ€™s historyâ€”the ones that have been buried because theyâ€™re too politically incorrect to discuss. Woods draws on real scholarshipâ€”as opposed to the myths, platitudes, and slogans so many other â€œhistoryâ€ books are based onâ€”to ask and answer tough questions about American history, including: - Did the Founding Fathers support immigration? - Was the Civil War all about slavery? - Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system? - Was the U.S. Constitution meant to be a â€œliving, breathingâ€ documentâ€”and does it grant the federal government wide latitude to operateas it pleases? - Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide, as weâ€™re told? Youâ€™d never know it from the history thatâ€™s been handed down to us, but the answer to all those questions is no. Woodsâ€™s eye-opening exploration reveals how much has been whitewashed from the historical record, overlooked, and skewed beyond recognition. More informative than your last U.S. history class, 33 Questions About American History Youâ€™re Not Supposed to Ask will have you wondering just how much about your nationâ€™s past you havenâ€™t been told. From the Hardcover edition.