James W. Loewen
Most Recent Book Title
The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader
Book Description
In Confederate officials' own words, this book tells why they seceded, shows how the Confederate constitution differed from the U.S. constitution, tells of their policies during the war (particularly regarding slavery and black troops), and then shows how their ideology changed after the war, down to the present.
Additional Book Titles
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Lies Across America
The Mississippi Chinese
Social Science in the Courtroom
Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus
Sundown Towns
Teaching What Really Happened
Location (city/state/country)
Washington, DC
Author bio
James W. Loewen is a sociologist who spent two years at the Smithsonian surveying twelve leading high school textbooks of American history only to find an embarrassing blend of bland optimism, blind nationalism, and plain misinformation, weighing in at an average of 888 pages and almost five pounds. A best-selling author who wrote Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong and Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. A researcher who discovered that many, and in many states most communities were "Sundown Towns" that kept out blacks (and sometimes other groups) for decades. (Some still do.) An educator who attended Carleton College, holds the Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, and taught race relations for twenty years at the University of Vermont.
Professional Speaker Topics
U.S. History and How We Get It Wrong
Lies My Teacher Told Me about Native Americans
Lies My Teacher Told Me about the Confederacy
The Most Important Era in U.S. History You Never Heard Of and Why It's Still Important Today
Race Relations
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade. - by me!

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