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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition [Hardcover]

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Pages   444
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.62" Height: 1.35"
Weight:   1.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   New Press
ISBN  1595583262  
EAN  9781595583260  

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Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Publishers Description
Since its first publication in 1995, "Lies My Teacher Told Me" has gone on to win an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and has sold over a million copies in its various editions.
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, and the My Lai massacre, 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.
This new edition also features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Just Say Know  Nov 12, 2008
Our education system continues to Dumb Down. Knowing the past is key to not repeating mistakes and growing as a society. Someone should have sent this book to Bush/Cheney. It may not have helped but could not have hurt.
Read it!!!!!!  Nov 5, 2008
This book is so amazing and I recommend it for any person wanting to know some truths about our history. I am a Native American and to read some of Christopher Columbus' journals is appalling. There is an enormous amount of information in this book and as a teacher I think that it's an injustice to keep this to myself.
Overrates the importance of textbooks  Oct 31, 2008
Don't waste your time on this book. It has little new information, especially for history teachers. It is pretty much a standard revisionist rehash. It vastly overrates the importance of using textbooks in the classroom. Most modern history teachers are not married to the textbook anymore. The author assumes that teachers are stuck in an outmoded method of instruction where teachers just teach out of the textbook every day. It ignores innovative teachers that use primary source readings, simulations, films, debates, projects, class discussions, etc. When was the last time the author actually stuck his head in a classroom to see what is going on today?
A mixed bag  Oct 8, 2008
This book certainly has some important points, and much of it is interesting and informative. The central premise that our textbooks are biased to color history is well supported. However, as one can surmise from the less glowing reviews, the author rants way too much, and much of the book is repeating the same point over and over. By the end of the book, I was quite ill from the hurling of pieties from the mountain.
I have never had a book have such a profound impact on me  Oct 6, 2008
This book is a must read. After finishing this book I immediately bought several copies for friends and relatives. I was outraged to find just how much I have been lied to and how these lies and omissions have changed my world view. This was an eye opener.

I can not praise this book enough.

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