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Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Author: James W. Loewen
Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist ScholarshipAmericans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684818863
ISBN-10: 0684818868
Publication Date: 9/3/1996
Pages: 384
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3.7 stars, based on 123 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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readergaltoo avatar reviewed Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
The author takes the usual textbooks to task for their omissions and outright lies. He makes the point that having teachers smooth and gloss over what really happened in our country's past not only gives a false sense of past events, but it also leeches out any of the drama of history and creates the disinterest in our classrooms. He takes familiar things, throws in some new information and puts the whole in thing in context. He manages to make history interesting.
fred avatar reviewed Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong on
Helpful Score: 7
While studying to become an American History teacher I found this book to be really inspiring, and I have since reread it many, many times.
reviewed Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
As a secondary history teacher, I really loved this book. This is a new insight into American History! No wonder our textbooks are so dull and uninteresting!
reviewed Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is very enlightening. I some times got angery reading it, in that the information most of us believe to be true is false.
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Helpful Score: 2
Startling truths about the myths and misinformation of American history.
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