James Baldwin once argued “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.” What do you think he means by this? How was American history taught to you? If you weren’t raised in America, how was American history perceived from your place of origins? Do you think how American history was taught/presented to you truthfully? Why or why not? What is the value in learning American history? Feel free to add any other critical commentary.