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Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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ISBN-10: 1565840089

ISBN-13: 9781565840089

Edition: 2006

Authors: James W. Loewen

List price: $16.95
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The American Book Award winner's long out-of-print, myth-busting poster book, sure to be of interest to the million-plus buyers of Lies My Teacher Told Me. In Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me offers a graphic corrective to the Columbus story told in so many American classrooms. First published over fifteen years ago and long out-of-print, the poster and accompanying paperback book sum up the mis-tellingsand reveal the real storyin a graphically appealing and accessible format. In vintage Loewen fashion, the poster juxtaposes short quotes from a range of high school textbooks currently in use today, with excerpts from…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
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…