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Author Loewen, James W.

Title Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen.

Imprint New York : New Press, 2008, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    973 LOE 2007    DUE 06-03-19
Description xix, 444 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Completely revised and updated"--P. [1] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-436) and index.
Contents Introduction: Something has gone very wrong -- 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 -- 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.
Summary Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
Subject Indians of North America in textbooks.
Thanksgiving Day in textbooks.
Racism in textbooks.
United States -- History -- Textbooks.
United States -- Historiography.
ISBN 9781595583260

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