Lies My Teacher Told Me

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Dr. James W. Loewen

Dr. Loewen, born in 1942, is an author, historian, and sociologist famous from his most popular publication Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, published in 1995 and revised in 2008. After spending two years at the Smithsonian Institution comparing 12 widely-used American history textbooks, he came to the conclusion that these authors, most often unintentionally, propagated false facts and common myths that educators use inside their classrooms.
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The True Importance of Christopher Columbus

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The Process of Hero-making

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The Truth About the First Thanksgiving

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The Absence of Social Class

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The Invisibility of Racism

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