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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong

Author: James W Loewen
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Touchstone trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Loewen
ISBN: 9780743296281 0743296281
OCLC Number: 173685165
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
Description: xix, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Something has gone very wrong --
Handicapped by history : the process of hero-making --
1493 : the true importance of Christopher Columbus --
The truth about the first Thanksgiving --
Red eyes --
"Gone with the wind" : the invisibility of racism in American history textbooks --
John Brown and Abraham Lincoln : the invisibility of antiracism in American history textbooks --
The land of opportunity --
Watching Big Brother : what textbooks teach about the federal government --
See no evil : choosing not to look at the War in Vietnam --
Down the memory hole : the disappearance of the recent past --
Progress is our most important product --
Why is history taught like this? --
What is the result of teaching history like this? --
Afterword: The future lies ahead--and what to do about them.
Responsibility: James W. Loewen.

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Why do so many Americans have little grasp of the ideas that shaped their nation? In this groundbreaking book, Loewen not only exposes the villain--textbooks that are embarrassing combinations of  Read more...

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Jon Wiener"The Nation""One of the virtues of Loewen's book is that in addition to highlighting some subjects the textbooks neglect, he also examines the topics they emphasize." "Publishers Read more...

 
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