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    I have long advocated for social equality and been aware of the prevalence of racism. However, my forethought now seems insignificant compared to the degree of racism that James W. Loewen suggests is indoctrinating the minds and classrooms of America’s youth. Loewen takes readers on an enlightening journey through his book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, that intends to expose the false claims and lack of information in standard American high school

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    as “Lies My Teacher Told Me.” by James W. Loewen to uncover and expose the propogandic style teachings of high school textbooks. In his book, he has detailed his writings that are intended to elicit a thought-provoking question- is our curriculum geared toward immortalizing the great achievements of our nation while keeping the dark, checkered deeds hidden? That is the purpose of his dogma, and this analysis we will uncover what exactly happened that prompted Loewen to release such an argumentative

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    I have always advocated for social equality and have been aware of the prevalence of racism. However, my forethought now seems insignificant compared to the degree of racism that James W. Loewen suggests is indoctrinating the minds of America’s youth. Loewen takes readers on an enlightening journey through his book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. The book intends to expose the false claims and lack of information in standard American high school history

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    In his essay, The Land of Opportunity, James Loewen made many interesting points; and although I didn’t necessarily agree with all of them, I still found this to be an interesting and very informative read. Loewen brought up many points which I have never heard before, and I specifically found his thoughts on high school students and their thoughts on social classes very interesting. I liked the point that Loewen made when he said that “The students blame the poor for not being successful,” because

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    Land of Opportunity author James Loewen highlights the invisible struggles of the middle class. Loewen’s chief complaint is that the segregation and exploitation of the working class has been marginalized by the American social elite and all but erased from high school history books. Mr. Loewen posits that the authors of our children’s textbooks “construe labor history as something that happened long ago, like slavery, and that like slavery, was corrected long ago” (Loewen). While it may be seen as

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    James Loewen begins his argument by establishing that students are leaving high school without knowing the basic inner workings of the class structure. He goes on to attribute some of the ignorance concerning class structure to have stemmed from a lack of labor history and class system information in high school history books. Loewen continues to describe the shortcomings of history books on topics such as social stratification, the realities of social classes in colonial America, and social class

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    generation of our future. Yet, no one has mentioned the major flaws inscripted until James Loewen presents us with the forged lies thrown at us by these so called “textbooks.” In James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me, it is understood that traditionally textbooks are the source of knowledge; however, this newfound knowledge can be concocted, written by the authors, altered by those of power or simply purposely neglected. Loewen exposed us to the hidden, multifaceted world left unexplored by high school

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    Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen High school history textbooks are seen, by students, as presenting the last word on American History. Rarely, if ever, do they question what their text tells them about our collective past. According to James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me, they should be. Loewen has spent considerable time and effort reviewing history texts that were written for high school students. In Lies, he has reviewed twenty texts and has compared them to the actual

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    In the book "Lies my Teacher Told - James W. Loewen" embarked on a journey to dismantle the common misreporting of history that traditional textbook practices. He introduces the idea that the knowledge passed down through books utilized in schools are misreporting history at the expense of students and in favors of "Settlers" to mask barbaric / inhumane territorial acts of the European as justifiable in the name of progress. He argues that this knowledge is then recycled to create new textbooks that

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    James Loewen wrote the book ?Lies My Teacher Told ME? to help the students of the United States become aware of their true history. This book attempts to show how and why American history has been taught the way it has without regard for the truth. Mr. Loewen had compared twelve different history textbooks they are: The Great Republic, The American Way, Land of Promise, Rise of the American Nation, Challenge of Freedom, American Adventures, Discovering American History, The American Tradition, Life

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