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Title: The Abacus of History. "The History Wars" by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark and "Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History" By Robert Manne (ed) [review]
Authors: Birch, Tony
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
The Fabrication of Aboriginal History
Indigenous people
Aborigine
Quadrant
Peggy Patrick
Greg Lehman
Henry Reynolds
Lyndall Ryan
British
James Boyce
revisionist colonial history
Mabo
neo-colonial
revisionism
A. Dirk Moses
Christopher Pearson
Greg Lehman
Melbourne University
1988 Bicentenary
black armband
Manning Clark
Geoffrey Blainey
Greg Melleuish
All for Australia
Tony Birch
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Birch, Tony 2003. The Abacus of History. Review of "The History Wars" by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark and "Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History" By Robert Manne (ed). 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 9-10.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: Both "Whitewash" and "The History Wars" suggest that the discipline of history in Australia is a battlefield for the nation’s hearts and minds. But, more explicitly, it is a plaything for particular ideological forces. At present, we have a group of populist conservatives waging not a history war but a propaganda one — and a cultural and political struggle. It is an issue for all of us, not just historians.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/488
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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