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

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

Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong
Title
Lies my teacher told me
Title remainder
everything your American history textbook got wrong
Statement of responsibility
James W. Loewen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history
Cataloging source
NBD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewen, James W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.85
LC item number
.L64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • Racism in textbooks
Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Completely revised and updated"--P. [1] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-436) and index
Contents
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 -- 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
Control code
213386418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 444 p.
Isbn
9781595583260
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)213386418
Label
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
Publication
Note
"Completely revised and updated"--P. [1] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-436) and index
Contents
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 -- 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
Control code
213386418
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 444 p.
Isbn
9781595583260
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)213386418

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