Bias In History Books

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In my opinion, history books are very biased towards the “heros” of the stories. They prefer to indulge in the victories and failures, which were facts before the book, then were exaggerated greatly so the book would be interesting to the readers. Obviously they can be mostly trusted as they do contain many facts, but we shouldn’t just read it and not question the book itself. This quote helps prove that history and its books are very biased: ‘“It’s a shock to go back and read the original documents and see that all the mean things they say about Columbus are true,” Bushman says. “He was a terrible figure really, who somehow became an idealized symbol for a nation. It’s simply remarkable how these things happen in history.”’ Even the people
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