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Lies My Teacher Told Me | Study Guide

James Loewen

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Overview

Author

James Loewen

Year Published

1995

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

History

At a Glance

Every semester, college professor of sociology and race relations James W. Loewen is confronted with the realization that incoming freshmen have learned little of value—or truth—in their high school American history classes. Curious about the basis of this inaccurate learning, Loewen worked for two years at the Smithsonian Institution reading the dozen most widely used American history textbooks. The result was Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Loewen's 1995 public criticism of and corrections to modern-day history textbooks. It has since been revised twice to include reviews of additional textbooks and a discussion regarding the importance of critical thinking in an era of fake news.

About the Title

The title Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong refers to the historical inaccuracies presented in modern-day high school history text books.

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