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college students approach society. “It would be better not to know so many things that to know so many things that are not so.” [Move the period to follow the citation] (Felix Okoye) “American History is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible that anything anyone has ever said about it.” [Move the period to follow the citation] (James Baldwin) “Concealment of the historical truth is a crime against the people.” [Move the period to follow the citation] (Gen. Petro G. Grigorenko) “Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade.” [Move the period to follow the citation] (Loewen 1) Loewen believes that our history is important to where we are as a society and what is in store for us as we improve on American history. Loewen makes it clear by stating, “Perhaps I do not need to convince you that American history is important. More than any other topic, it is about us. Whether one deems our present society wondrous or awful or both, history reveals how we arrived at this point. Understanding our past is central to our ability to understand ourselves and the world around us. We need to know our history, and according to C. Wright Mills, we know we do. (Loewen 5) In paragraph 14 Loewen mentions, “None of the facts is remembered,
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Lingenfelter 4 because they are presented simply as one damn thing after another. While textbook authors tend to include most to the trees and all too many twigs, they neglect to give readers even a glimpse of what they might find memorable.” (14) The majority of college students will complete courses they are not interested in learning from, but instead, completing the course only for the universities requirement. Today’s society must prepare to invest additional time for the purposes of mentoring and teaching four year college graduates the technical and ethically concepts for the organization they will begin his career with. Loewen makes the statement concerning the educational needs for students will continue throughout his career path. “Textbooks stifle meaning by suppressing causation.
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