Buying Options

This title is not currently available for purchase
Kindle App Ad
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by [James Loewen]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 1,246 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from

Length: 465 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Loewen's politically correct critique of 12 American history textbooks—including The American Pageant by Thomas A. Bailey and David M. Kennedy; and Triumph of the American Nation by Paul Lewis Todd and Merle Curti—is sure to please liberals and infuriate conservatives. In condemning the way history is taught, he indicts everyone involved in the enterprise: authors, publishers, adoption committees, parents and teachers. Loewen (Mississippi: Conflict and Change) argues that the bland, Eurocentric treatment of history bores most elementary and high school students, who also find it irrelevant to their lives. To make learning more compelling, Loewen urges authors, publishers and teachers to highlight the drama inherent in history by presenting students with different viewpoints and stressing that history is an ongoing process, not merely a collection of—often misleading—factoids. Readers interested in history, whether liberal or conservative, professional or layperson, will find food for thought here. Illustrated.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

A lively critique. -- The New York Times

A treat to read and a serious critique of American education. -- Award citation, American Book Award

An extremely convincing plea for truth in education. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Every history teacher in the land needs to read this book. -- San Jose Mercury News

Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. -- Howard Zinn

Honest and well-written. -- Harper's Magazine

Lies My Teacher Told Me goes beyond recounting fallacies of history and correcting American image: it surveys social issues misreported, ideas misrepresented, and encourages students of history to think about not only the facts, but the reporting which embellishes and colors their presentation. An invaluable guide for the reader. -- Midwest Book Review

Remarkable. -- USA Today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
1,246 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2018
Verified Purchase
52 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
42 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017
Verified Purchase
46 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
Verified Purchase
72 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2018
Verified Purchase
23 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2017
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2017
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

R. Gregory
5.0 out of 5 stars informative
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 18, 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
HORUS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
janu
5.0 out of 5 stars important to read
Reviewed in Germany on July 16, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Nickname
5.0 out of 5 stars nicht nur für Amerikaner interessant
Reviewed in Germany on September 29, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Murad Mirza
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Reviewed in Canada on July 1, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
nemo
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and entertaining
Reviewed in Germany on January 20, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
r e fredrickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the time
Reviewed in Canada on October 23, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
jwies
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty cool
Reviewed in Mexico on July 24, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
jean f mercier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on March 23, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Dianne Rabel
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Who knew? Lots of myths exploded here ...
Reviewed in Canada on January 16, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
G N Mohan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Reviewed in India on November 21, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Moe
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Reviewed in Germany on November 12, 2014
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
曇歌
5.0 out of 5 stars 良かった
Reviewed in Japan on August 21, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse