Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me
Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high
school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a
decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an
embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer
misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the
ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.
revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how
historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds
an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War.
From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation
of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the
vitality and relevance it truly possesses.
nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this
iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs,
and enlightened citizens across the country.