Lies across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
Mitchell, Charles, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. By James W. Loewen. (New York: The New Press, 1999. 467 pp. Illustrations, appendices, notes, index. $26.95 cloth.)
James Loewen's Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong is a welcome sequel to his 1995 American Book Award winning Lies My Teacher Told Me. Where the earlier volume focuses on K-12 American History textbooks (and thus not so much lying teachers as sloppy authors, negligent editors, and irresponsible textbook advisory committees), Lies Across America explores the deceptive history the incomplete history, and the just plain bad history inscribed in historic sites and monuments across the United …
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Publication information: Article title: Lies across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. Contributors: Mitchell, Charles - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Volume: 93. Issue: 3 Publication date: Autumn 2000. Page number: 347+. © Illinois State Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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