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ISBN13: 9780684818863
ISBN10: 0684818868
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crowyhead, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This book is extremely enlightening, and the author's tone is both witty and informative.
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Brook, June 13, 2007 (view all comments by Brook)
To use a recently-learned 'textclamation' I picked up from playing World of Warcraft... ZOMG!!!

This book is amazing, disturbing, depressing, and fascinating all at once. Loewen doesn't just tell you what your teacher left out; he also explains why it was left out in the first place. Either because of the teacher's own bias, the economics of textbook publishing, or politics of 'faith,' there are numerous factors unrelated to a child's education that influence what he or she will be taught in American schools.

This is a must-read for anyone that aspires to independent thinking.
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Margaret FalerSweany, December 19, 2006 (view all comments by Margaret FalerSweany)
As a teacher, I was frustrated with how little my students knew of America's history. The Vietnam War was in 1952; Abraham Lincoln was president in the 1700s! Lies My Teacher Told Me provides an excellent analysis of why American History textbooks are bland, inaccurate, and even blatantly wrong. He shows us how vibrant individuals like Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Columbus have been turned into 1-dimensional, perfect heroes. His discussions of race, women's rights efforts, and progress--which permeate the book--sculpt an exciting tale of the shaping of American attitudes. Much of what is happening in current political scenes can be seen as replicating the actions of previous eras. Much of the rhetoric we hear today can be found in the poorly written history our children have learned from textbooks that try to offend no special interest group. My copy has now been read/heard by seven people, each who has found it exhilarating to read and passed it along to another. I'm hoping it eventually returns to me.
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mchapman2, August 11, 2006 (view all comments by mchapman2)
This is a very good book...and I can see why it's not been well received by some. Thought provoking books seldom are. Some are burned...one needs to look no further than Nazi Germany for proof. I highly recommend this book.

Mike
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684818863
Subtitle:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Author:
Loewen, James W.
Author:
Loewen, James W.
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Textbooks
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Indians of North America in textbooks.
Subject:
Thanksgiving Day in textbooks.
Subject:
General Education
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
104-231
Publication Date:
January 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.28x6.18x.66 in. .92 lbs.

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