Whenever I talk to people about history, I nearly always get a negative reaction. The general public has a perception that history is pointless and dry, and some argue that we don’t need to learn the subject at all. (Re)Writing History looks to challenge this inaccurate view of history in school as well as a professional discipline by looking at how historians can utilize the skills they posses to change the views that others hold.
I argue that history can become an applicable and interesting subject to people who presently find the study boring. All that it takes is an awareness of audience by historians, coupled with the use of other skills that historians develop in their schooling and training. History is seen as boring because of the way that it is presented, which is something that can be changed. I truly believe that if we work together we can rewrite history into something that every human being has a stake and interest in.