Monday, April 16, 2012

lies my teacher told me (book #23)

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views of history. In addition to critiquing the dominant historical themes presented in textbooks, Loewen presents a number of his own historical themes that he says are ignored by traditional history textbooks. A newly revised and updated hardcover edition was released on April 1, 2008.


at wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. I would love to see this book or at least some excerpts or a summary of it. Do you know of a good essay/ review about it? History and its mysteries always fascinated me :)