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Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong - James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
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Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing... show more
Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses. Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743296281 (0743296281)
ASIN: 743296281
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0
Probably more interesting if you're from the US, Irish textbooks probably suffer from similar problems.
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
5.0 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Enlightening and interesting at the same time. I did not enjoy high school history despite having an interest in the Civil War. Since high school I've read a number of exceptional works of history (including Battle Cry of Freedom, Antietam, and A People's History of the United States). I had also re...
keltx
keltx rated it
5.0 Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies My Teacher Told Me A.K.A. Everything I Properly Learned in College History, is an appalling look at the sanitized version of history we teach our children. Now, this book is admittedly before every class had internet access so I hope that our children are a little better educated, but probably ...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
after reading five of the militarist historian [a:Victor Davis Hanson|15262|Victor Davis Hanson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1227566672p2/15262.jpg]'s works, it's time for a trip to their other stretch of the ideological spectrum, and so here is James W. Loewen, whose career was in t...
Shelly's Book Journal
Shelly's Book Journal rated it
3.0 Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
I've really got to think about this one before I write it up....
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