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Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. In ten powerful chapters, Loewen reveals that:
From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring to it the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.
Every high school student should have this book as mandatory reading during their US History Class.
It is true that in the Americas, there also existed less hierarchical societies, but there is no evidence that they had hit upon any new kind of social organization.
True, Loewen's careful presentation of facts and politically neutral analysis just might make a liberal out of you.
Great book. A real education about the history we are not taught in American classrooms. Also gives a very good explanation of why our history is taught in such a limited fashion.Published 7 days ago by C. Jeanes
Ordered this back in mid July and just now am receiving it in late November. Thanks a lot.Published 7 days ago by Sarah Smith
This should be required Middle-School Reading in the 6th to 8th Grades. But we all know this isn't going to happen and if you read this book, you'll quickly gather why! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Robert J. Huffine
These truths are known to those that lived through that era. ISIL reminds me of what our own troops were doing at that time. Nothing new under the Sun.Published 10 days ago by Allen R. Ward
He makes a few interesting points about taking the important lessons from history and learning from them. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Daniel C. Neal
Wonderful read! Very informative! This makes me glad we chose to homeschool!Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
The author is an anti-American piece of s***. As a conservative college student, I am enduring hell in college. All those liberal professors are painting America as evil. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Gary