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Lies My Teacher Told Me PDF-“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.”
A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author
Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times.
For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.”
What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.
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James W. Loewen is the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and Lies Across America. He is a regular contributor to the History Channel’s History magazine and is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont. He resides in Washington, D.C.
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- Identification Number : B07DRP1GZ2
- Publisher : The New Press (July 17, 2018)
- Publication date : July 17, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 43427 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 480 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Book Name : Lies My Teacher Told Me PDF
To make one issue abundantly clear: this is not an insult to teachers. They are the most overworked and underpaid of any profession. There is so much to do that they rely on the textbook to guide them and their students. Rather, this is an indictment of publishing companies, school boards, influential interest groups, and adults with an agenda that withholds the truth from those they disagree. A well functioning society must never operate this way.
Plus is not an easy read. His scholarship is impeccable. He delves in depth almost fifteen history textbooks aimed at grade school, middle school, high school and even some college level works.
This is not a book for those that want simple solutions to the complex issues in how we educate our children and ourselves in American history. From 1492 onwards we have always been a country of contradictions. Teaching a cheerleading approach does nothing but keep citizens from being well informed.
This is not a bash America work, it is a work of honesty. Of achievements and disgrace. It is complex as is life.
I definitely believe every teacher read this book and for parents to give its due.
Loewen has solutions, but it will take the combined resources and commitment from the entire community to enact change. It is a battle worth fighting for.”
Holly “It might be full of great correct historical information, but the author seems to be a mind-reader ascribing motive behind every fact, saying all the incorrect information was intentionally given simply because the textbooks were written by white men. E.g. regarding Columbus and America, it is not as if the native American people had printing presses and were communicating with countries around the world. So, it stands to reason original texts would say the Spanish or whomever were the explorers to “discover” things. The book also ascribes today’s cultural standards, mores and ethics to people of 400 years ago! The data in the book may be otherwise 100% accurate as to events of the times described, but these judgments turned me off completely as I see a bad pendulum swing in the other direction that’s just as bad as the failings of original textbooks. Also, children learn abbout Columbus in what, the fourth grade? Who’s going to teach them whatever ugly stuff there is to know about the guy in 4th grade intro to American history? For what purpose? No, it really looks to me this book just wants to bash the white man.
Addendum, post BLM:
Those interested in this book might like to also like to read a book that tells of unbelievable censorship in the form of “standardizing” education so as to not offend anyone… “THE LANGUAGE POLICE: HOW PRESSURE GROUPS RESTRICT WHAT STUDENTS LEARN” by Diane Ravitch. A historian who worked in the U.S. Department of Education during the George H. W. Bush administration Pavitch was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by Bill Clinton. In her book, Ravitch provides in shocking detail replete with examples how education is intentionally dumbed down so as to make it more palatable to everyone, equally. She says “This is a process that effectively removes everything from tests and textbooks that might be offensive to any group or individual. It is designed to strip away words and ideas that offend anyone. Bias and sensitivity review has evolved into an elaborate and widely accepted code of censorship that is implemented routinely but hidden from public sight.”
These people, through projecting their own racism onto everyone, have worked extremely long and hard to denigrate and demean the country’s heroes. And now, generations on, they continue teaching and indoctrinating their pathetic rendition of the foundations of this country to youngsters who never heard or read the history as written by those who actually lived it. Those books have carefully been vetted from circulation and school libraries, if not physically, then by delegitimization.”
Read it & learn real history – what everyone should have been taught instead of the blatant lies we were fed in school and life.Version info: I’ve attached a photo to clarify that this new ‘version’ is another one of those things publishers do to get more money – there’s nothing new but the intro.”
Janelle Short “This book spends the introduction shaming the public education system and textbook editors for making history boring by not telling the truth about history. The author asserts that students are disengaged because the material is predictable and unrealatable. If only the teachers would tell the raw, unedited truth, students might be interested in history.
The author then spends the remaining chapters boring the reader by continually talking about how the educational system gets it wrong. I was interested in the stories, but had to trudge through the mire of historian and educator bashing to hear the very stories which make history interesting.”
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