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Lies My Teacher Told Me James W Loewen

Alternative US History textbook by James W. Loewen

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Awesome book and history, Good read.
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Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Real history instead of the censored drivel forced on the masses through liberal companies and a complacent society.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Interesting look at what we thought we knew.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Mandatory reading for any history enthusiast!
review by . December 09, 2008
James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me was part of a book list that my high school history teacher offered us to get some extra credit here and there. Let me tell you, I'm glad I picked this one out!    Loewen exposes the truth and reveals myths and flat-out lies about American History in every chapter. The great thing about the book is that you don't necessarily have to read it in order from end to end. Just one chapter is enough to get you to question everything you hold …
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James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me exposes many truths about the misinformation of American History that is presented to children across America in their history textbooks.

ISBN: 0-684-81886-8

Table of Contents:

Handicapped by history: the process of hero-making -- 1493: the true importance of Christopher Columbus -- 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 -- 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?
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ISBN-10: 0684818868 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780684818863 (pbk.)
Author: James W. Loewen
Genre: Historiography
Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
Date Published: January 1996
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