An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz; 2018;$27.95;276 pages; Beacon Press, Boston, MA; 978-0-8070-1310-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/19/1/-4/25/18
Why did I read this? Because I was only taught one perspective of the history of the United States.
Sir Winston Churchill said “History is written by the Victor”, while not completely true, most of what is taught to us as children is written by the dominant group. So most of the history of the United States was written by rich white men so the that the accomplishments of people of color and women have been diminished. Paul Ortiz has assembled many facts that augment the history that we have been taught. This was a very interesting read and added to my appreciation of under reported facts.
What is with the title of the review? This is not an alternative history but is facts that augment what I already knew.