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

James W. Loewen.

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Main Author: Loewen, James W.
Published: New York : New Press, 2008.
Topics: Indians of North America in textbooks. | Thanksgiving Day in textbooks. | Racism in textbooks.
Regions: United States - History - Textbooks. | United States - Historiography.
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500 |a"Completely revised and updated"--P. [1] of cover.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [363]-436) and index.
505 0 |aIntroduction: 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 -- 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.
520 |aCriticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
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