Lies My Teacher Told Me

Written By James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Publsiher : The New Press
  • Release : 17 July 2018
  • ISBN : 162097455X
  • Pages : 383 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 63 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Lies My Teacher Told Me written by James W. Loewen which was release on 17 July 2018, this book published by The New Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Total pages : 383
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : “Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a ...

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a more accurate approach to teaching American history....

Lies My Teacher Told Me Young Readers Edition

Lies My Teacher Told Me  Young Readers    Edition
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Total pages : 282
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the ...

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 57
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original....

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Author : Clyde Wilson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entire South-its people, culture, history, customs, both past and present-has been ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-23
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Teaching what Really Happened

Teaching what Really Happened
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : Helps teachers move beyond traditional textbooks to tackle difficult but important topics in history, including conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, and race relations....

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me
  • Author : Gerald Eskelin
  • Publisher : Stage Three Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-08
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : A number of musical misconceptions are explored and exploded in this humorous and lucid discussion of the relation between the human perception of music and traditional systems of music education. Drawing on his extensive background in the music world, the author marshals an informal yet rigorous logic to guide the ...

Lies My Kid s Teacher Told Me

Lies My Kid s Teacher Told Me
  • Author : Joy Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 86
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : This book helps parents cope with their children's school experiences. It gives tips on how to recognize good teaching practices in math, language and science, as well as how to handle problems in school....

The Truth about Columbus

The Truth about Columbus
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original....

The Principles of Economics

The Principles of Economics
  • Author : Lawrence Boland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-21
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic....

Lies Across America

Lies Across America
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Total pages : 497
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of ...

Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : "Powerful and important . . . an instant classic." —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning look at an ugly aspect of American racism by the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, reissued with a new preface by the author In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen, author of the ...

Up a Creek with a Paddle

Up a Creek  with a Paddle
  • Author : James W. Loewen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : Rivers are good metaphors for life, and paddling for living. In this little book, Loewen skilfully makes these connections without sermonising, resulting in nuggets of wisdom about how to live, how to act meaningfully, and perhaps how to die. Loewen also returns to his life s work and gently addresses ...

Mississippi Conflict Change

Mississippi  Conflict   Change
  • Author : James W. Loewen,Charles Sallis
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1974-01-01
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 162097455X
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Summary : SUMMARY: A textbook which traces the history of Mississippi from prehistoric times until today, covering all areas of social life and concentrating on recent developments, especially the civil rights struggle and the search for social justice....