Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007-10-16
ISBN 10: 0743296281
ISBN 13: 9780743296281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Book Review:

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 1595586539
ISBN 13: 9781595586537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Book Review:

Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. 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, and the Mai Lai massacre, 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. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 162097455X
ISBN 13: 9781620974551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Book Review:

“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.” —Howard Zinn 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.

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781595589859
ISBN 13: 1595589856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus Book Review:

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

The Principles of Economics

The Principles of Economics
Author: Lawrence Boland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-06-21
ISBN 10: 1134827369
ISBN 13: 9781134827367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Principles of Economics Book Review:

This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic.

Lies Across America

Lies Across America
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1620974932
ISBN 13: 9781620974933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies Across America Book Review:

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten slave uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.

Lies My Teacher Told Me Young Readers Edition

Lies My Teacher Told Me  Young Readers    Edition
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1620974851
ISBN 13: 9781620974858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Young Readers Edition Book Review:

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781620974698
ISBN 13: 162097469X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers Book Review:

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important--and successful--history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me
Author: Gerald Eskelin
Publsiher: Stage Three Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2004-08
ISBN 10: 9781886209251
ISBN 13: 1886209251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me Book Review:

A number of musical misconceptions are explored and exploded in this humorous and lucid discussion of the relation between the human perception of music and traditional systems of music education. Drawing on his extensive background in the music world, the author marshals an informal yet rigorous logic to guide the reader through the practical experiences and careful thinking that led him to his conclusions. Updated and refined in the light of reader feedback and more recent thinking, nagging questions such as Why does formal musical training seem not to pertain to musical success? and Why is there such a dramatic disparity between what one is told about music and how one actually experiences it? are re-addressed. Seekers of musical truth stand to profit from this light-hearted assault on the more nebulous assumptions of the musical community.

The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader
Author: James W. Loewen,Edward H. Sebesta
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781604737882
ISBN 13: 1604737883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader Book Review:

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans—including most history teachers—think the Confederate States seceded for “states’ rights.” This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published “Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.” The document actually opposes states’ rights. Its authors argue that Northern states were ignoring the rights of slave owners as identified by Congress and in the Constitution. Similarly, Mississippi’s “Declaration of the Immediate Causes …” says, “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery—the greatest material interest of the world.” Later documents in this collection show how neo-Confederates obfuscated this truth, starting around 1890. The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life. The 150th anniversary of secession and civil war provides a moment for all Americans to read these documents, properly set in context by award-winning sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and co-editor, Edward H. Sebesta, to put in perspective the mythology of the Old South.

A Young People s History of the United States

A Young People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1583229450
ISBN 13: 9781583229453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Young People s History of the United States Book Review:

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

Sundown Towns

Sundown Towns
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1620974541
ISBN 13: 9781620974544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sundown Towns Book Review:

"Powerful and important . . . an instant classic." —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning look at an ugly aspect of American racism by the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, reissued with a new preface by the author In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen, author of the classic bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of "sundown towns"—almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren't welcome—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. Written with Loewen's trademark honesty and thoroughness, Sundown Towns won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and launched a nationwide online effort to track down and catalog sundown towns across America. In a new preface, Loewen puts this history in the context of current controversies around white supremacy and the Black Lives Matter movement. He revisits sundown towns and finds the number way down, but with notable exceptions in exclusive all-white suburbs such as Kenilworth, Illinois, which as of 2010 had not a single black household. And, although many former sundown towns are now integrated, they often face "second-generation sundown town issues," such as in Ferguson, Missouri, a former sundown town that is now majority black, but with a majority-white police force.

Mississippi Conflict Change

Mississippi  Conflict   Change
Author: James W. Loewen,Charles Sallis
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1974-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780394709291
ISBN 13: 0394709292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mississippi Conflict Change Book Review:

SUMMARY: A textbook which traces the history of Mississippi from prehistoric times until today, covering all areas of social life and concentrating on recent developments, especially the civil rights struggle and the search for social justice.

Don t Know Much about American History

Don t Know Much about American History
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publsiher: Paw Prints
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781442057098
ISBN 13: 1442057092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Know Much about American History Book Review:

Was Columbus the first European in the Americas?What sport became more popular after the Civil War?Were the Little Rock Nine a rock-and-roll band?As best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis knows, history can be fun, fascinating, and memorable. When his don't know much aboutr history was published in 1990, it was a sensation. The book delivered a fresh take on history with its wit and unusual detail. Davis now does for young people what his earlier book did for adults. In his trademark question-and-answer style -- peppered with surprising facts, historic reproductions, and Matt Faulkner's lively illustrations -- Davis introduces our ancestors who settled the East and expanded the West, as well as those who had been living here all along. His sure touch brings the drama and excitement of the American story vividly to life.

Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies

Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies
Author: Gloria LadsonBillings
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2003-11-01
ISBN 10: 1607525100
ISBN 13: 9781607525103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Race Theory Perspectives on the Social Studies Book Review:

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN 10: 1848126484
ISBN 13: 9781848126480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Review:

THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER 'This beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story will enchant and entertain' Daily Mail Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth's surface. And the woman with the Tiger's heart is on the prowl . . . The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch's Boy.

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction  Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 0062384074
ISBN 13: 9780062384072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Review:

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Be Here Now

Be Here Now
Author: Ram Dass
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0517543052
ISBN 13: 9780517543054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Here Now Book Review:

A social scientist recreates his search for expanded consciousness, through the psychedelia of LSD to the final calm and inner wisdom of Rajah Yoga

The Mississippi Chinese

The Mississippi Chinese
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 1478609400
ISBN 13: 9781478609407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mississippi Chinese Book Review:

This scholarly, carefully researched book studies one of the most overlooked minority groups in Americathe Chinese of the Mississippi Delta. During Reconstruction, white plantation owners imported Chinese sharecroppers in the hope of replacing their black laborers. In the beginning they were classed with blacks. But the Chinese soon moved into the towns and became almost without exception, owners of small groceries. Loewen details their astounding transition from black to essentially white status with an insight seldom found in studies of race relationships in the Deep South.

The Crucible

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1976-10-28
ISBN 10: 1101665009
ISBN 13: 9781101665008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crucible Book Review:

A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post