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

by James W. Loewen Year Published: 1996

“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.”