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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Loewen, James W.

ISBN 10: 0743296281 / 0-7432-9628-1
ISBN 13: 9780743296281
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
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This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America’s history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War.

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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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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Book Description: Touchstone, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Something Has Gone Very Wrong1 Handicapped by History: The Process of Hero-making2 1493: The True Importance of Christopher Columbus5 The Truth about the First Thanksgiving4 Red Eyes5 "Gone with the Wind": The Invisibility of Racism in American History Textbooks6 John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: The Invisibility of Antiracism in American History Textbooks7 The Land of Opportunity8 Watching Big Brother: What Textbooks Teach about the Federal Government9 Down the Memory Hole: The Disappearance of the Recent Past10 Progress Is Our Most Important Product11 Why Is History Taught Like This?12 What Is the Result of Teaching History Like This?Afterword: The Future Lies Ahead -- and What to Do about ThemNotesAppendixIndex. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0743296281

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