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

By: Loewen, James WMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New Press, 2008Description: xix, 444 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781595583260; 1595583262Subject(s): United States -- History -- Textbooks | United States -- Historiography | Indians of North America in textbooks | Thanksgiving Day in textbooks | Racism in textbooks | United States -- History | United States -- Historiography | TextbooksDDC classification: 973 LOC classification: E175.85 | .L64 2008
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.
Summary: 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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"Completely revised and updated"--P. [1] of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-436) and index.

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.

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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