Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong


By (author) James W. Loewen

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  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 276mm x 10mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1595589856
  • ISBN 13: 9781595589859
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 889,579

Product description

James W. Loewen examines the truths and myths surrounding the voyages of Columbus, presenting an alternative history intended to differ from that offered in many school textbooks.

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Author information

James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me," "Lies Across America," and "Sundown Towns" (all available from The New Press), among many other books and articles. He won a Sydney Spivack Award from the American Sociological Association, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, among many other honors. He is a regular contributor to the History Channel's "History" magazine. Loewen is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Praise for the previous edition of "Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus" "A perfect antidote for the nonsense about Columbus conveyed to our children for generations." --Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States" "Absolutely indispensable for at least the next hundred years. This book is a real Discovery and a real Exploration." --Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page Chair of Literature and Latin American Studies, Duke University "Every teacher in America could benefit by reading this fine work." --Bill Bigelow, co-editor, "Rethinking Columbus"