Lies my teacher told me Everything your American history textbook got wrong

James W. Loewen

Book - 2018

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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New York : The New Press [2018]
Item Description
The preface (©2018) states that the only new words in this 2018 publication are in the preface.
Previous copyright dates listed on title page verso are 1995 and 2007.
Physical Description
xxix, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
James W. Loewen (author)
  • 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.