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James W. Loewen
Booknotes, Sunday, March 26, 1995
James W. Loewen discusses Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

Professor James Loewen described how his book, "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," published by The New Press, resulted from two years of research at the Smithsonian Institution studying twelve popular high school history textbooks. It focuses on how these books omit certain events and gloss over others to mythologize American history. He points out that this homogenization alienates minorities and others by making history extremely uninteresting. In addition to criticism, he also provides remedies to make textbooks and teaching methods more useful and appealing to students. (timspalding)… (more)

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