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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong / James W. Loewen.

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Author/Creator:
Loewen, James W.
Language:
English.
Reprint/reissue date:
2008
Original date:
2007
Imprint:
2nd ed. - New York : New Press, 2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xix, 444 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note:
"A trade paperback of this edition was published by Touchstone ... New York, 2007"--T.p. verso. "Completely revised and updated"--Dust jacket cover.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-436) and index.
Contents:
  • 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?
Awards:
American Book Award, 1996
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781595583260
1595583262

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