In this book, the references to the sources that have been used for each
point have generally been provided in notes at the end of each paragraph,
rather than in notes at the end of each sentence.
David Thelen, 'History After the Enola Gay Controversy: An Introduction',
Journal of American History, vol. 82, no. 3, 1995, 1033.
In the case of the United States, another problematic race history, that of
slavery, seems to have largely displaced that of aboriginal peoples in the
historical consciousness of most non-aboriginal Americans.
In an era where the political landscape has changed so much, it no longer
makes as much sense to apply terms (such as 'the left') to characterise positions
on a political spectrum. This is evident in the increasingly common use
of the term 'left liberal' (which confuses what are still very different political
philosophies and programs). Throughout this book, I use 'new conservatives'
to refer to historical 'revisionists' and their supporters, since the contradiction
implied by this term conveys the ways in which their position has some
aspects of conservatism and others that depart radically from this political
Since Windschuttle's first writings on Aboriginal history were published,
some major public debates have occurred, mostly in Melbourne and Sydney.
They include: Gould's Book Arcade, Sydney, 12 November 2000; Lateline, ABC
TV, 16 April 2001; National Press Club, Canberra, 19 April 2001; 'Social
History, Aboriginal History and the Pursuit of Truth', Blackheath Philosophy
Forum, 1 March 2003; 'White Settlement in Australia: Violent Conquest or
Benign Colonisation?', Melbourne Trades Hall, 5 March 2003; 'Telling
Histories', Dechaineaux Theatre, Hobart, 29 March 2003; 'Roundtable on
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Telling the Truth about Aboriginal History.
Contributors: Bain Attwood - Author.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin.
Place of publication: Crows Nest, N.S.W..
Publication year: 2005.
Page number: 198.
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