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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.
This is an awesome book and forces you to keep an open mind. A must read for all.Published 14 days ago by pg
Goods points have been brought up, but most good teachers are not tied to a textbook in their instruction. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bill Spence
Yet another example of why sociologists shouldn't be allowed to sell any of their works as "history". Stick to sociology, so that we know what to avoid!Published 24 days ago by Aman
This is history that makes sense. James Loewen gives you the facts from both sides of the story. An excellent read for those interested in the real history of this country.Published 26 days ago by eric l floyd
Perhaps the author should have done more research. I am not an academic but I have studied the lives of Jefferson and Washington and the author brings up their slave holding which... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Robinson