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

Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong
Title
Lies my teacher told me
Title remainder
everything your American history textbook got wrong
Statement of responsibility
James W. Loewen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important--and successful--history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times in the summer of 2006. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be "objective." What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "an extremely convincing plea for truth in education." In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should--and could--be taught to American students
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewen, James W
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.85
LC item number
.L64 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
  • EDUCATION
  • HISTORY
  • Historiography
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
  • Education
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • United States
Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction: Something has gone very wrong
  • Handicapped by history : the process of hero-making
  • 1493 : the true importance of Christopher Columbus
  • The 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
  • The land of opportunity
Control code
1040511906
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620974551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ff2a8bd4-e33a-4174-8ccc-9d2ab6385b09
Publisher number
MWT12153425
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040511906
Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction: Something has gone very wrong
  • Handicapped by history : the process of hero-making
  • 1493 : the true importance of Christopher Columbus
  • The 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
  • The land of opportunity
Control code
1040511906
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620974551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ff2a8bd4-e33a-4174-8ccc-9d2ab6385b09
Publisher number
MWT12153425
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040511906

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