How do you feel about their books? I read that some feel you really can’t trust what Dave Barton says …..” it is a well known fact, though unknown to me, that this author has little credibility with legitimate historians. ” (a quote from an Amazon review of one of his books)
I think this could be a hot topic raising emotions etc. I do not wish to evoke such a thing by asking this question. I’m just searching for books that could possibly used for my upcoming 11th grade son’s American history.
Personally I like David Barton. I heard he was involved in writing history curriculum for public schools in Texas. I don’t know if that gives him more or less credibility. Lol. I think you can get the best view of the past from a reading a variety of authors. Nobody is perfect and everybody has a bias.MissusLeataParticipant
I’m torn on David Barton. He brings out great pieces of history but he twists it, too. If you hear him explain what “separation of church and state” means, he’ll be right. But he’ll twist the things said by the founding fathers to make all of them Christians — even when history clearly says otherwise. So, I wouldn’t “follow” him, but I would be willing to use some of his stuff. Interesting tidbit that might give you an idea into his view of Scripture is that he now has a TV program with Kenneth Copeland.
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