Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780743296281
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9781620974551
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: The New Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn 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. 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.

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 57
ISBN: 1595589856
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

Lies My Teacher Told Me Young Readers Edition

Lies My Teacher Told Me  Young Readers    Edition
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781620974858
Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: The New Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Author: Clyde Wilson
Pages: 38
ISBN: 0692613285
Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entire South-its people, culture, history, customs, both past and present-has been and continues to be lied about and demonized by the unholy trinity of the American establishment: Academia, Hollywood, and the Media. In the midst of the anti-South hysteria currently infecting the American psyche-the banning of flags, charges of hate and "racism," the removal and attempted removal of Confederate monuments, the renaming of schools, vandalism of monuments and property displaying the Confederate Battle Flag, and even physical assaults, albeit rarely at present, on people who display the symbols of the South-Shotwell Publishing offers this unapologetic, unreconstructed, pro-South book with the hope that it will reach those who are left that are not afraid to question the sanity of this cultural purge and the veracity of its narrative concerning the South. This title is enrolled in Kindle MatchBook. FREE if print edition is purchased on Amazon.

The Principles of Economics

The Principles of Economics
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Author: Lawrence Boland
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781134827367
Release: 2005-06-21
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic.

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me
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Author: Gerald Eskelin
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1886209251
Release: 2004-08
Editor: Stage Three Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A number of musical misconceptions are explored and exploded in this humorous and lucid discussion of the relation between the human perception of music and traditional systems of music education. Drawing on his extensive background in the music world, the author marshals an informal yet rigorous logic to guide the reader through the practical experiences and careful thinking that led him to his conclusions. Updated and refined in the light of reader feedback and more recent thinking, nagging questions such as Why does formal musical training seem not to pertain to musical success? and Why is there such a dramatic disparity between what one is told about music and how one actually experiences it? are re-addressed. Seekers of musical truth stand to profit from this light-hearted assault on the more nebulous assumptions of the musical community.

Lies Across America

Lies Across America
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 497
ISBN: 9781620974933
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: The New Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten slave uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.

Exam Prep for Lies My Teacher Told Me

Exam Prep for  Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader
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Author: James W. Loewen,Edward H. Sebesta
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781496801005
Release: 2011-01-05
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans—including most history teachers—think the Confederate States seceded for “states' rights.” This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published “Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.” The document actually opposes states' rights. Its authors argue that Northern states were ignoring the rights of slave owners as identified by Congress and in the Constitution. Similarly, Mississippi's “Declaration of the Immediate Causes. . .” says, “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery—the greatest material interest of the world.” Later documents in this collection show how neo-Confederates obfuscated this truth, starting around 1890. The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life. The 150th anniversary of secession and civil war provides a moment for all Americans to read these documents, properly set in context by award-winning sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and coeditor, Edward H. Sebesta, to put in perspective the mythology of the Old South.

Mississippi Conflict Change

Mississippi  Conflict   Change
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Author: James W. Loewen,Charles Sallis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0394709292
Release: 1974-01-01
Editor: Pantheon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

SUMMARY: A textbook which traces the history of Mississippi from prehistoric times until today, covering all areas of social life and concentrating on recent developments, especially the civil rights struggle and the search for social justice.

A Young People s History of the United States

A Young People s History of the United States
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Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781583229453
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies

Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies
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Author: Gloria LadsonBillings
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781607525103
Release: 2003-11-01
Editor: IAP

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Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781620974544
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: The New Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Powerful and important . . . an instant classic." —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning look at an ugly aspect of American racism by the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, reissued with a new preface by the author In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen, author of the classic bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of "sundown towns"—almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren't welcome—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. Written with Loewen's trademark honesty and thoroughness, Sundown Towns won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and launched a nationwide online effort to track down and catalog sundown towns across America. In a new preface, Loewen puts this history in the context of current controversies around white supremacy and the Black Lives Matter movement. He revisits sundown towns and finds the number way down, but with notable exceptions in exclusive all-white suburbs such as Kenilworth, Illinois, which as of 2010 had not a single black household. And, although many former sundown towns are now integrated, they often face "second-generation sundown town issues," such as in Ferguson, Missouri, a former sundown town that is now majority black, but with a majority-white police force.

Teaching What Really Happened

Teaching What Really Happened
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780807759486
Release: 2018-09-07
Editor: Teachers College Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

James Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retelling of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled "Truth" that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery. Book Features: an up-to-date assessment of the potential and pitfalls of U.S. and world history education; information to help teachers expect, and get good performance from students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; strateiges for incorporating project-oriented self-learning, having students conduct online historical reserch, and teaching historiography; ideas from teachers across the country.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
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Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

Up a Creek with a Paddle

Up a Creek  with a Paddle
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1629638277
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rivers are good metaphors for life, and paddling for living. In this little book, Loewen skilfully makes these connections without sermonising, resulting in nuggets of wisdom about how to live, how to act meaningfully, and perhaps how to die. Loewen also returns to his life s work and gently addresses the origins of racism and inequality, the theory of history, confronting institutional dishonesty, but mostly, as in his life, he finds rueful humour in every canoeing fiasco and he has had many!

The Crucible

The Crucible
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Author: Arthur Miller
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101665008
Release: 1976-10-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Teaching what Really Happened

Teaching what Really Happened
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Author: James W. Loewen
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0807749915
Release: 2009
Editor: Teachers College Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Helps teachers move beyond traditional textbooks to tackle difficult but important topics in history, including conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, and race relations.

Killing Mr Griffin

Killing Mr  Griffin
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Author: Lois Duncan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316182645
Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From beloved author Lois Duncan comes a frightening novel about a group of students who set out to teach their malicious teacher a lesson -- only to learn that one of them could be a killer. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to her crush, Dave, and to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when Dave asks Susan to help a group of students teach Mr. Griffin a lesson of their own, she goes along with them. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another and people begin to die, Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer.