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Loewen, James W.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 238 publications in 4 languages and 14,916 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Local history  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer
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 )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,764 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,811 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,765 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 )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 967 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 747 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( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 472 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James W. Loewen, a distinguished critic of history education, puts 12 popular textbooks under the microscope. What he finds is a proliferation of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, misinformation, and flat-out lies filling the pages
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 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This important and persuasive book explodes the myths surrounding slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader should be required reading for classroom teachers. It deals with crucial events in this nation's history--and it is as current as today's news."--John Dittmer, author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi and The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care" ""This collection of documents associated with the history and memory of the times and events that led to the creation of the Southern Confederacy is an impressive educational tool for understanding and appreciating the pivotal period of the Civil War. The valuable historical data contained in these pages, taken from the words of those who created and influenced the critical events of the time, provide a striking understanding of the development and complexity of the Confederate ideology before, during, and after the Civil War. This book also traces the evolving historical interpretation of that most critically important period of national history and its impact upon present-day perceptions of the Civil War era."--James Oliver Horton, author of The Landmarks of African American History and co-editor of Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory" ""This is a fantastic collection of essential documents that I wish I'd had way back in my student days. It would have saved me many years of stumbling across them in piecemeal fashion. Their broad sweep gives the reader a good sense of the Confederacy's foundations and a firm notion of why many of why many of the issues that brought it into being are still with us today."--Harold D. Williams, author of A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom and Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War" ""This is The book we've all been needing out here! And what a great team to put it together."--Monroe Gilmour, Coordinator, Western North Carolina Citizens for an End to Institutional Bigotry"--BOOK JACKET
Mississippi: conflict & change by James W Loewen( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 362 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 )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 352 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 335 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 135 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 )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 100 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex-related bias on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (sat) was studied in a sample of 1,112 students in sat coaching classes who took the sat. Of these, 1,028 answered an additional questionnaire (Appendix a of this report) about high school grade point average, perceived abilities, and background. Almost all of the subjects were 11th graders (97.8%), with 0.7% sophomores and 1.5% seniors. Seven items on the verbal and 10 on the math section showed more than a 10% difference in the percentage of each sex getting them correct. An additional 22 verbal items and 16 math items showed a difference greater than 5% in favoring one sex. Other questions considered were methods of test construction that might reduce bias, the relationships between sat scores and school performance, the role of test anxiety on sat performance, and the effects of sat scores on college choices. As other researchers have found, girls did less well than boys on the sat, yet had higher school grades. Recommendations for sex-fairer tests include the following: (1) remove items having large response differences between the sexes unless balanced by other items; (2) manipulate mean scores on the verbal test so that males and females score equally; (3) ensure that verbal content on math items favors girls; and (4) make validity studies correlating test scores and first-year college performance widely available both to consumers and researchers. Nineteen tables and two graphs are included. (Sld)
Sundown towns by James W Loewen( Recording )

9 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 Undetermined and held by 49 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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A university-level course taught by James W. Loewen."
Sŏnsaengnim i karŭch'yo chun kŏjinnmal = Lies my teacher told me by James W Loewen( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls ?an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me , James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should?and could?be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author
A time of terror by James Cameron( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 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
Lao shi de huang yan : Meiguo li shi jiao ke shu zhong de cuo wu by James W Loewen( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

James Loewen historiador estadounidense

James Loewen sociologue américain

James W. Loewen US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Loewen, James

Lyons, James.

Lyons James 1942-....

جيمس لوين مؤرخ أمريكي

로웬, 제임스

로웬, 제임스 W

ローウェン, ジェームズ・W

詹姆斯·洛溫

詹姆斯·洛温 美国历史学家

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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 wrong