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Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong

by Loewen, James W.,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important and successful American history books of our time. Now Rebecca Stefoff turns Loewen's beloved work into Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers. Beginning with pre-Columbian American history and then covering characters and events as diverse as Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a 'counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past' (The Nation). Readers will welcome and value its honesty, its humour, and its integrity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Don't know much about history, starts Sam Cooke's 1960s hit. In Stefoff's YA adaptation of Loewen's adult best-seller, updated with information to 2019, teens are introduced to a problematic lack of history knowledge and critical-thinking skills in today's students. After analyzing well-known textbooks, Loewen identifies them as the main cause of the deficit. Using Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson as examples, the opening chapter pinpoints the root problem: heroification, in which ideals and archetypes prevail over an individual's nuanced life and effect on history. From here, the author takes readers through several commonly studied subjects in history, including Christopher Columbus, European settlers and their impact on Native Americans, slavery and the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. In the process of comparing textbooks' shallow, vague, and even incorrect descriptions with more accurate scholarship, he raises such issues as racial bias, Eurocentrism, American exceptionalism, and what these texts leave out. Loewen also stresses throughout that by avoiding controversy, textbooks never prepare students for the future. Evocative and thought-provoking, this is what history should be.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Indians of North America in textbooks.
Thanksgiving Day in textbooks.
Racism in textbooks.
United States -- History -- Textbooks.
United States -- Historiography.
Adaptations.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition Young readers' edition.
Language English
Description xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index.
ISBN 9781620974698
162097469X
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