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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong

Loewen, James W. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 175.85 .L64 2007 30775305523988 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780743296281
  • ISBN: 0743296281
  • ISBN: 0684818868
  • ISBN: 9780684818863
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.

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General Note: "A Touchstone book."
"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
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
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