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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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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 973 LOE (Text) 70741000151577 Adult Non Fiction Checked out 09/05/2018
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG9781620974674 on-order On order -

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

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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 -- 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 -- 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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