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We Are the People Voices from the Other Side of American History

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ISBN-10: 1560255056

ISBN-13: 9781560255055

Edition: 2003

Authors: Clint Willis, James W. Loewen, Nathaniel May

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Social scientist and professor James Loewen is an outspoken critic of "feel-good" history. In his book "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American Textbook Got Wrong" (1996) he debunks the myths and exposes the omissions he feels are taught in the nation's high schools. Disturbed by his college students' lack of knowledge of history and concerned about minority misconceptions, Loewen spent two years at the Smithsonian analyzing 12 leading history texts and 11 years writing this best-selling indictment of history teaching. Loewen believes that controversy has been removed from classrooms in favor of blind patriotism. "Any history book that celebrates, rather than examines, our…    

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