Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong
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|Kirtland Community College Library||E 175.85 .L64 2007||30775305523988||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780743296281
- ISBN: 0743296281
- ISBN: 0684818868
- ISBN: 9780684818863
xix, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
"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.|
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|Subject:||United States History Textbooks
United States Historiography