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Lies across America : what our historic sites and monuments get wrong

Author: James W Loewen
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1999.
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Examines over one hundred markers, monuments, houses, and other historic sites in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and discusses the lies and omissions that are being memorialized across the American countryside.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Loewen
OCLC Number: 1150010077
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages : illustrations)
Contents: In What Ways Were We Warped? --
Some Functions of Public History --
The Sociology of Historic Sites --
Historic Sites are Always a Tale of Two Eras --
Hieratic Scale in Historic Monuments --
The Far West --
Alaska Denali (Mt. McKinley): The Tallest Mountain --
The Silliest Naming --
Hawaii Honolulu: King Kamehameha I, The Roman! --
California Sacramento: The Flat Earth Myth on the West Coast --
California Sacramento: Exploiting vs. Exterminating the Natives. California San Francisco: China Beach Leaves Out the Bad Parts --
California Downieville: Killing a Man is Not News --
Oregon La Grande: Don't "Discover" 'Til You See the Eyes of the Whites! --
Washington Cowlitz County: No Communists Here! --
Washington Centralia: Using Nationalism to Redefine a Troublesome Statue --
Nevada Hickison Summit: What We Know and What We Don't Know about Rock Art --
Nevada Nye County: Don't Criticize Big Brother --
Mountains and Plains States. Idaho Almo: Circle The Wagons, Boys --
It's Tourist Season --
Utah North of St. George: Bad Things Happen in the Passive Voice --
Arizona Navajo Reservation: Calling Native Americans Bad Names --
Montana Helena: No Confederate Dead? No Problem! Invent Them! --
Wyoming South Pass City: A Woman Shoulda Done It! --
Colorado Pagosa Springs: Tall Tales in the West --
Colorado Leadville: Licking the Corporate Hand That Feeds You --
New Mexico Alcalde: The Footloose Statue. The Great Plains --
Oklahoma Oklahoma City: The Oklahoma State History Museum Confederate Room Tells No History --
Kansas Gardner: Which Came First, Wilderness or Civilization? --
Nebraska Red Cloud: No Lesbians on the Landscape --
South Dakota Brookings: American Indians Only Roved for about a Hundred Years --
North Dakota Devils Lake: The Devil is Winning, Six to One --
The Midwest --
Minnesota St. Paul: "Serving the Cause of Humanity." Iowa Muscatine: Red Men Only --
No Indians Allowed --
Missouri Hannibal: Domesticating Mark Twain --
Wisconsin Racine: Not the First Auto --
Illinois Chicago: America's Most Toppled Monument --
Indiana Graysville: Coming into Indiana Minus a Body Part --
Indiana Indianapolis: The Invisible Empire Remains Invisible --
Kentucky Lexington: Putting the He in Hero --
Kentucky Hodgenville: Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Cabin --
Built Thirty Years after his Death! Michigan Dearborn: Honoring a Segregationist --
Ohio Delaware: Who Menaced Whom? --
The South --
Texas Gainesville: "No Nation Rose So White and Fair; None Fell So Free of Crime" --
Texas Alba: The Only Honest Sundown Town in the United States --
Texas Pittsburg: It Never Got Off the Ground --
Texas Fredericksburg: The Real War Will Never Get into the War Museums --
Texas Galveston: This Building Used to be a Hardware Store. Arkansas Grant County: Which Came First, the Statue or the Oppression? --
Arkansas Little Rock: Men Make History; Women Make Wives --
Louisiana Laplace: Suppressing a Slave Revolt for the Second Time --
Louisiana Colfax: Mystifying the Colfax Riot and Lying about Reconstruction --
Louisiana New Orleans: The White League Begins to Take a Beating --
Louisiana Baton Rouge: The Toppled "Darky" --
Louisiana Fort Jackson: Let Us Now Praise Famous Thieves. Mississippi Hazlehurst: The End of Reconstruction --
Mississippi Itta Bena: A Black College Celebrates White Racists --
Alabama Calhoun County: If Russia Can do it, Why Can't We? --
Alabama Tuscumbia: Confining Helen Keller under House Arrest --
Alabama Scottsboro: Famous Everywhere but at Home --
Tennessee Fort Pillow: Remember Fort Pillow! --
Tennessee Woodbury: Forrest Rested Here --
Georgia Stone Mountain: A Confederate-KKK Shrine Encounters Turbulence. Florida Near Cedar Key: The Missing Town of Rosewood --
South Carolina Beech Island: The Beech Island Agricultural Club Was Hardly What the Marker Implies --
South Carolina Fort Mill: To the Loyal Slaves --
South Carolina Columbia: Who Burned Columbia? --
North Carolina Bentonville Battlefield: The Last Major Confederate Offensive of The Civil War --
Virginia Alexandria: The Invisible Slave Trade --
Virginia Alexandria: The Clash of the Martyrs. Virginia Richmond: "One of the Great Female Spies of all Times" --
Virginia Richmond: Slavery and Redemption --
Virginia Richmond: The Liberation of Richmond --
Virginia Richmond: Abraham Lincoln Walks through Richmond --
Virginia Appomattox: Getting Even the Numbers Wrong --
Virginia Stickleyville: A Sign of Good Breeding --
The Atlantic States --
West Virginia Union: Is California West of the Alleghenies? District of Columbia Jefferson Memorial: Juxtaposing Quotations to Misrepresent a Founding Father --
District of Columbia Lincoln Memorial: A Product of Its Time and All Time --
Maryland Hampton: "No History To Tell" --
Delaware Reliance: The Reverse Underground Railroad --
Pennsylvania Philadelphia: Telling Amusing Incidents for the Tourists --
Pennsylvania Valley Forge: George Washington's Desperate Prayer --
Pennsylvania Lancaster: "You're Here to See the House." Pennsylvania Gettysburg: South Carolina Defines the Civil War in 1965 --
Pennsylvania Philadelphia: Remember The "Splendid Little War" --
Forget the Tawdry Larger Wars --
Pennsylvania Philadelphia: Celebrating Illegal Submarine Warfare --
New Jersey Trenton: The Pilgrims and Religious Freedom --
New York Manhattan: Making Native Americans Look Stupid --
New York Alabama: Which George Washington? --
New York North Elba: John Brown's Plaque Puts Blacks at the Bottom! New York Manhattan: The Union League Club: Traitors to Their Own Cause --
New York Manhattan: Selective Memory at USS Intrepid --
New England --
Connecticut Darien: Omitting the Town's Continuing Claim to Fame --
Massachusetts Boston: The Problem of the Common --
Massachusetts Amherst: Celebrating Genocide --
Massachusetts Boston: What a Monument Ought to Be --
Vermont Burlington: Shards of Minstrelsy on a Far-North Campus --
New Hampshire Peterborough and Dublin: Local History Wars. New Hampshire Concord: "Effective Political Leader" --
Rhode Island Block Island: "Settlement" Means Fewer People! --
Rhode Island Warren and Barrington: Fighting over the "Good Indian" --
Maine Bar Harbor: At Last --
An Accurate Marker --
Snowplow Revisionism --
Getting into a Dialogue with the Landscape --
Selecting the Sites --
Ten Questions to Ask at a Historic Site --
Twenty Candidates For "Toppling."
Responsibility: James W. Loewen.


Examines over one hundred markers, monuments, houses, and other historic sites in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and discusses the lies and omissions that are being memorialized across the American countryside.


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