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

Loewen, James W., (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden 900 LOE (Text) 74082000014297 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 973 LOE (Text) 78551000526210 Non-Fiction Available -
Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library 973 LOE (Text) 39206020323869 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781595583260
  • ISBN: 1595583262
  • Physical Description: xix, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-436) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- The 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, etc.: Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
Subject: United States > History > Textbooks.
United States > Historiography.
Indians of North America in textbooks.
Thanksgiving Day in textbooks.
Racism in textbooks.

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