History had ended with the bombing of Hiroshima.

History is a word that is frequently used to describe events from the past. However, it is an area of knowledge that is often misunderstood. History is often written from biases or such perspectives that allow fallacies or inaccuracies. It corporates many different aspects such as myth, hope, and also part reality, these elements are studied by our society today to reform what is now known as history.As stated in the inconvenient Indian, “most of us think that history is the past. It’s not. History is the stories we tell about the past.” This statement tells us that history is not represent the past, rather it is the representation of the past. These stories are passed down through generations. However when these stories are passed down orally, they may also be altered by the storyteller’s perspective. Thus, there’s often arguments on historical events between cultural group.  For example, Japan has acknowledged that their place in the World War II had ended with the bombing of Hiroshima. However the Americans ended the stories on bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and did not acknowledge it as an arms race nor acknowledge the radiation sickness that was occurring throughout the city. As a result, the Japanese ignored everything before Hiroshima and the Americans ignored everything after the bombing of Nagasaki. The Americans lack of acknowledgement lead to creation conflict between the two groups.When looking at indigenous history, some events are fabricated in order to create a certain image. For instance, the Almo massacre is a historical event that has often been discussed by people today. However, it is believed that this massacre was fabricated to portray the Northern Shoshoni warriors as evil. Around that time, whenever a massacre was committed by the indigenous, the newspaper often announced the details. Evidence shows that there was no news headline about the Almo massacre, leading many historians to believe that this event did not occur. Fallacies in history are not only restricted to the stories passed down orally, but are also found in many written records. For instance, history is often used as a tool to manipulate the beliefs and practices of different groups as it is easily passed on from person to person. Propaganda, for example, is commonly used by governments  to control the actions of their people. As a result, certain information that contains highly skewed political opinions are passed down to the future generations. Another example of fallacies in written documentation are the records of events during the war. Due to the subjectiveness and sensitivity of related topics, debates on the results of certains battles still exist today. Therefore, when consulting the history of wartimes, it is important to consider the factors and sources of the stories known. In conclusion, the idea of history representing reality is a common misconception as history is only our interaction with the past. It is problematic to ignore the potential of fallacies occuring in the study of history as it often leads to conflicts and arguments about what is true. Thus, when interpreting historical knowledge we must consider the possibility for lies and misunderstandings.

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