Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen.
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|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||-|
- ISBN: 9781595583260
- ISBN: 1595583262
- Physical Description: xix, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : New Press, 2008.
|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.
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