James W. Loewen

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James W. Loewen


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in Decatur, Illinois, The United States
February 06, 1942

Died
August 19, 2021

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A professor of sociology, James W. Loewen earned his bachelor's degree at Carleton College in 1964, and his master's (1967) and doctorate (1968) degrees from Harvard University. Loewen taught at Touglaloo College from 1968 until 1975, and at the University of Vermont from 1975 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1995. ...more

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Taking 9/11/2001 Seriously on 9/11/2011

Living in Washington, D.C., I attended three civic remembrances on September 11, 2011.  The first was held at "Freedom Plaza," a triangular paved space on Pennsylvania Avenue midway between the Capitol and the White House.  The premiere D.C. remembrance event, it featured the mayor, D.C.'s non-voting "congresswoman" Eleanor Holmes Norton, and other officials.  The second took place in the Kogod Co

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“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history.”
James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

“Many African societies divide humans into three categories: those still alive on the earth, the sasha, and the zamani. The recently departed whose time on earth overlapped with people still here are the sasha, the living-dead. They are not wholly dead, for they still live in the memories of the living, who can call them to mind, create their likeness in art, and bring them to life in anecdote. When the last person to know an ancestor dies, that ancestor leaves the sasha for the zamani, the dead. As generalised ancestors, the zamani are not forgotten but revered. Many … can be recalled by name. But they are not the living-dead. There is a difference.”
James W Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

“In sum, U.S. history is no more violent and oppressive than the history of England, Russia, Indonesia, or Burundi - but neither is it exceptionally less violent.”
James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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