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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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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 973 LOE (Text) 73174005036675 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 10/23/2018
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 973 LOEWEN (Text) 32826014158422 New Books Checked out 09/25/2018
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 973 LOE (Text) 70741000151577 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 973 L825 (Text) 51735011902557 Adult department--Reserve books Display -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620973929
  • ISBN: 1620973928
  • ISBN: 9781620974674
  • ISBN: 1620974673
  • Physical Description: xxix, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- 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.
United States > History > Study and teaching.
Indians of North America in textbooks.
Thanksgiving Day in textbooks.
Racism in textbooks.

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