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

Author: James W Loewen
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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: History
Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Loewen
ISBN: 156584100X 9781565841000
OCLC Number: 29877812
Description: x, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Something Has Gone Very Wrong --
1493: The True 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 --
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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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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