Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen

This up to date and revised version of the yankee publication Award-winner and nationwide bestseller revitalizes the reality of America’s heritage, explores how myths stay perpetrated, and contains a new bankruptcy on Sept. 11 and the Iraq War.

Americans have misplaced contact with their heritage, and in Lies My instructor instructed Me Professor James Loewen indicates why. After surveying eighteen major highschool American historical past texts, he has concluded that now not one does an honest task of constructing historical past fascinating or memorable. Marred by means of an embarrassing mix of blind patriotism, senseless optimism, sheer incorrect information, and outright lies, those books overlook just about all the anomaly, ardour, clash, and drama from our past.

In this revised version, full of up to date fabric, Loewen explores how ancient myths stay perpetuated in state-of-the-art weather and provides an eye-opening bankruptcy at the lies surrounding Sep 11 and the Iraq warfare. From the reality approximately Columbus's historical voyages to a good assessment of our nationwide leaders, Loewen revives our background, restoring the energy and relevance it really possesses.

Thought upsetting, nonpartisan, and infrequently surprising, Loewen unveils the genuine the US during this iconoclastic vintage liked via highschool academics, background buffs, and enlightened electorate around the state.

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