Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong
New York : The New Press, .
xxix, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
New York : The New Press, .
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 in the summer of 2006. 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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Loewen, J. W. (2018). Lies my teacher told me: everything your American history textbook got wrong . The New Press.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Loewen, James W. 2018. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: The New Press.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong New York: The New Press, 2018.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
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