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Loewen, James W.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 207 publications in 4 languages and 14,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Local history  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E175.85, 973
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Most widely held works about James W Loewen
 
Most widely held works by James W Loewen
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong by James W Loewen( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history
Lies across America : what our historic sites get wrong by James W Loewen( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lies Across America looks at more than one hundred sites where history is told on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, outdoor museums, historic houses, forts, and ships. Loewen uses his investigation of these public versions of history, often literally written in stone, to correct historical interpretations that are profoundly wrong, to tell neglected but important stories about the American past, and, most importantly, to raise questions about what we as a nation choose to commemorate and how."--Jacket
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism by James W Loewen( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loewen (emeritus, sociology, U. of Vermont) exposes the history and persistence of "sundown towns," so-named for the signs often found at their corporate limits warning African Americans and other minorities not to be found in the town after dusk. He historically situates the rise of the sundown town movement in the years following the Civil War; describes the mechanisms of violence, threats, law, and policy that were used to force minorities out of Northern and Western towns into the big cities; and charts the continued existence of such communities. In considering the sociology of sundown towns he investigates the causes that underlie the existence of sundown towns and discusses why the phenomena has remained largely hidden. The social costs of sundown towns on whites, blacks, and the social system are then detailed and recommendations for fixing this blight on the body politic are proffered. Includes information on Anna, (Illinois), anti Semitism, Appalachian region, Appleton (Wisconsin), Arkansas, Asian Americans, Atlanta (Georgia), Berwyn (Illinois), Beverly Hills (California), black Americans, Boley (Oklahoma), Brown v. Board of Education, George W. Bush, Buchanan v. Warley, Cairo (Illinois), California, Cedar Key (Florida), Chicago (Illinois), Chinese Americans, Cicero (Illinois), Corbin (Kentucky), Cullman (Alabama), Darien (Connecticut), Dearborn (Michigan), Democratic Party, Detroit (Michigan), Du Quoin (Illinois), economic factors, Edina (Minnesota), educational aspects, Effingham (Illinois), employment, Florida, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), Forsyth County (Georgia), Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, Gainesville (Florida), Glendale (California), Granite City (Illinois), Great Migration, Great Retreat, Greenwich (Connecticut), Grosse Pointe (Michigan), Harrison (Arkansas), Highland Park (Texas), Idaho, Illinois, immigration, Indiana, Jews, Jonesboro (Illinois), Kenilworth (Illinois), Ku Klux Klan, legal aspects, Long Island (New York), Los Angeles (California), lynchings, Martinsville (Indiana), Medford (Oregon), Mississippi, Missouri, Native Americans, New York, Norman (Oklahoma), Oak Park (Illinois), Ohio, Ocoee (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Owosso (Michigan), Pana (Illinois), Pierce City (Missouri), Pinckneyville (Illinois), political factors, racial stereotypes, real estate aspects, Republican Party, Rosewood (Florida), segregation, Sheridan (Arkansas), signs in sundown towns, social class factors, Jones v. Mayer, Milliken v. Bradley, Plessy v. Ferguson, Shelley v. Kraemer, Valparaiso (Indiana), voting rights, Warren (Michigan), Washington, D.C., West Frankfort (Illinois), white Americans, Wisconsin, Wyandotte (Michigan), Zeigler (Illinois), etc
The Mississippi Chinese : between black and white by James W Loewen( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and Chinese and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society in the Delta region of Mississippi is still rigidly segregated. A vast social and economic gulf yawns between the dominant white and subordinate black. Yet one group in Mississippi, a "third race," the Chinese, has managed to leap that chasm. This book focuses on the causes of their changes in status, the processes by which it came about, and the opposition it engendered. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 argues that the concentration and economic success of the Chinese groceries indicate that something was amiss in the segregation system. In turn, the economic advance of the Chinese made possible their later social rise, though not in any simple way. Chapters 3 and 4 define their earlier, near-black status and analyze the process by which they came to be defined almost white. Chapter 5 observes that there was a great deal of opposition to the Chinese in the earlier parts of this century, and it continued to manifest itself whenever the minority attempted to break another social barrier. Parallels between anti-Chinese and anti-Negro discrimination are assessed. As the Chinese rose in status, one group was left behind: those members who had married or lived common-law with black wives and families. These families are the subject of Chapter 6. The concluding chapter projects present trends and tries to assess the future of the group. (Author/JM)
Teaching what really happened : how to avoid the tyranny of textbooks and get students excited about doing history by James W Loewen( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling for a new way to teach history, this book offers teachers specific ideas for how to get students excited about history, how to get them to DO history, and how to help them read critically
Rethinking our past : recognizing facts, fictions, and lies in American history by James W Loewen( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This course is designed to enlighten and encourage you to consider the factual basis of many of our most-cherished yet glossed-over stories and the real-life characters who populate them. From archaeological misinformation to investigations into the nature of modern public policy, Professor Loewen challenges you to consider the history of what 'was' rather than what has been told by standard teaching methods and textbooks."
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong by James W Loewen( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking exposé of the way history is taught to American students
The Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause" by James W Loewen( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." The document actually opposes st
Mississippi: conflict & change by James W Loewen( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook which traces the history of Mississippi from prehistoric times until today, covering all areas of social life and concentrating on recent developments, especially the civil rights struggle and the search for social justice
Social science in the courtroom : statistical techniques and research methods for winning class-action suits by James W Loewen( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are the people : voices from the other side of American history( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects personal accounts, speeches, letters, and official documents to create a documentary alternative history of the United States, from Quaker accounts of the conscientous objector during the Civil War through the anti-corporate movement
Lies my teacher told me about Christopher Columbus : what your history books got wrong by James W Loewen( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the truths and myths surrounding the voyages of Columbus, presenting an alternative history intended to differ from that offered in many school textbooks
The truth about Columbus : a subversively true poster book for a dubiously celebratory occasion by James W Loewen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the truths and myths surrounding the voyages of Columbus, presenting an alternative history intended to differ from that offered in many school textbooks
Gender bias in SAT items by James W Loewen( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundown towns by James W Loewen( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative investigation of segregation practices in the northern sections of twentieth-century America reveals how racial exclusion and oppression persisted into the contemporary era, in an account that challenges modern beliefs about race and racism
Revising state and local history books by James W Loewen( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything you've been taught is wrong fact, fiction, and lies in American history by James W Loewen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A university-level course taught by James W. Loewen."
Class dismissed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how U.S. history is taught and distorted in high school textbooks, including interviews with educators and students
A time of terror by James Cameron( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a dark summer night in 1930, three young men were arrested. Two were soon lynched. The third, James Cameron, with a noose around his neck and an angry mob calling for his blood, was spared. This is his story, told 64 years later with anger, insight, and reflection."--Page 4 of cover
Study guide to accompany Earl R. Babbie, Sociology, an introduction by James W Loewen( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism
Alternative Names
James Loewen Amerikaans historicus

James Loewen sociologue américain

James W. Loewen US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Loewen, James

Lyons, James.

Lyons James 1942-....

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Lies across America : what our historic sites get wrongSundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racismThe Mississippi Chinese : between black and whiteTeaching what really happened : how to avoid the tyranny of textbooks and get students excited about doing historyLies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrongThe Confederate and neo-Confederate reader : the "great truth" about the "lost cause"We are the people : voices from the other side of American historyLies my teacher told me about Christopher Columbus : what your history books got wrongThe truth about Columbus : a subversively true poster book for a dubiously celebratory occasion