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The Resource Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen

Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen

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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong
Title
Lies my teacher told me
Title remainder
everything your American history textbook got wrong
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James W. Loewen
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eng
Summary
A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author 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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Midwest
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Loewen, James W
Dewey number
973
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Indians of North America in textbooks
  • Thanksgiving Day in textbooks
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
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online
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9781620974551
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong, James W. Loewen
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620974551
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12153425
Publisher number
MWT12153425
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remote
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(MWT)MWT12153425
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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