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Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong / James W. Loewen ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, 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" --adapted from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library YA 973 LOE (Text) 37813000173883 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/08/2019 Available -
Baker County Library 973 .L649l 2019 (Text) 37814003328540 YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION None 01/06/2021 Checked out 03/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620974698
  • ISBN: 162097469X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2019

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : Why I wrote this book -- and other questions answered -- The problem with making heroes -- What did Columbus really do? -- The truth about the first Thanksgiving -- Through red eyes -- Invisible racism -- John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and invisible idealism -- The land of opportunity -- Keeping an eye on the government -- Seeing no evil in Vietnam -- The disappearance of the recent past -- History and the future -- Does this way of teaching history work? -- Afterword : The future lies ahead -- and what to do about them.
Summary, etc.:
"Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, 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" --adapted from book jacket.
Subject: United States > Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America > Juvenile literature.
Thanksgiving Day > Juvenile literature.
Racism > History > Juvenile literature.

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