A review of the book lies my teacher told me by james loewen

Sociology professor James Loewen wonders why American history is, for many high school students, their most hated and least memorable subject. After all, given the clash of Native peoples with Europeans, Europeans with each other, a revolution and the founding of a republic, a bloody civil war, two world wars, the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, and hundreds of years of racial tensions, American history is inherently dramatic.

A review of the book lies my teacher told me by james loewen

Indeed, I found his complete disregard for cogency incredibly remarkable and I found myself offering a lively critique of my own while he delivered his keynote remarks. I found just about everything he said to be reprehensible, including his shameless self-promotion.

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While the school did not require us to listen, I fear a great majority had their ears open. Loewen opened his address, glorifying Belmont University for selecting Lies My Teacher Told Me as the common book, and proclaimed that, because we were studying his book, we were a step above most students — much more enlightened and intelligent.

He then discussed how American history books flub certain details, purporting that we present history ethnocentrically. James Loewen wants a marriage of racial history, cultural history, and important events.

Our patriotism is racism. Our foreign policy mentality is racist.

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Where does racism enter? Someone asked if the Bush Administration could be construed as a white supremacist regime in its approach to the war in Iraq.

At first, he warned against labeling the Bush Administration as anything in particular even though he labeled just about everything that night.

To say that a major political party is, in essence, racist—and has been for the last 30 years—is indoctrination. James Loewen should have apologized immediately for saying such a thing.

A review of the book lies my teacher told me by james loewen

I do not consider myself a Republican, but it offends me that he would be so glib to label an entire political party as racist, especially only six days before a presidential election. The modern-day Republican Party, viewed through Loewen Goggles Despite his scathing criticisms, I understand the educational need for this book.

Lies My Teacher Told Me Summary & Study Guide Loewen Inside this book — What the Massachusetts Department of Commerce censored was not some incendiary falsehood but historical truth.
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See a Problem? That's a good hook, but unfortunately once the hook gets you the place it pulls you into is slightly different than what you might expect. But that, of course, is not quite as bombastic a title and you probably wouldn't read the book, would you?

To be fair, he does uncover factoids that most American history courses do not explore. However, Loewen should re-work his presentation and take bias out of it. We should not blame Belmont University for his remarks.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

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KIRKUS REVIEW A decade and a half ago, in America Revised, Frances FitzGerald demonstrated that widely used school textbooks presented . Ostensibly, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen is a book about factual inaccuracies found in a survey of twelve popular History textbooks.

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