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The Resource Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong, James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff

Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong, James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff

Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong
Title
Lies my teacher told me
Title remainder
everything American history textbooks get wrong
Statement of responsibility
James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history
  • Loewen examined leading high school American history texts, and concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. In this edition, adapted for young readers, he helps students develop a deeper understanding of our world. He begins with Native American history, and covers diverse events up to the present day
  • Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War. This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. - From publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewen, James W
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 12-18
LC call number
  • E77.4
  • E175.85
LC item number
.L64 2019e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stefoff, Rebecca
  • Loewen, James W
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
  • United States
  • United States
  • Historiography
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Other
Target audience
juvenile
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Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong, James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why I wrote this book, and other questions answered -- The problem with making heroes -- What did Columbus really do? -- The truth about the first Thanksgiving -- Through red eyes -- Invisible racism -- John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and invisible idealism -- The land of opportunity -- Keeping an eye on the government -- Seeing no evil in Vietnam -- The disappearance of the recent past -- History and the future -- Does this way of teaching history work? -- Afterword: The future lies ahead, and what to do about them
Control code
1097597864
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Young Readers' Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620974858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
381573ce-8f97-48b9-a2cc-9af4f44f3903
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097597864
Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong, James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why I wrote this book, and other questions answered -- The problem with making heroes -- What did Columbus really do? -- The truth about the first Thanksgiving -- Through red eyes -- Invisible racism -- John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and invisible idealism -- The land of opportunity -- Keeping an eye on the government -- Seeing no evil in Vietnam -- The disappearance of the recent past -- History and the future -- Does this way of teaching history work? -- Afterword: The future lies ahead, and what to do about them
Control code
1097597864
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Young Readers' Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620974858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
381573ce-8f97-48b9-a2cc-9af4f44f3903
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097597864

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