Here in the US, we are taught literally whitewashed propaganda as history. US socioeconomics were founded on land and resource theft, genocide, and chattel slavery enacted by white supremacists. It sustains itself on all of those to this day, but has gotten better at obfuscating it through indoctrination starting in childhood, transforming the plantations into corporations and prisons, and using cult tactics to control the population. The US Founding Fathers took feudalism and basically created a distributed aristocracy (Federalist Papers 10) in which white men could rule mini-kingdoms through the theft of land, genocide of its original Indigenous inhabitants, and enslavement of African Peoples in order to use their forced labor to strip the land of its resources.
I’ve compiled a list of history books at this link – these are written by historians who used primary and secondary sources, not recycled information from the last version of the history textbook that the publisher and a few states schlep together to fit a narrative and make another buck, as they sell propaganda tomes every few years to school systems.
You MUST know this history in order to understand our present and to build a future worth living in.