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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
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Dec 02, 2010

it was amazing
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An antidote for those who've become over-sick with nationalist histories, and more importantly a compelling analysis of domestic historiography. This takes the old cliches (Indians, Slavery, Pilgrims, Helen Keller) from various high-school textbooks to illustrate how mythology and nationalism ironically dampen the apparently interesting history of America.

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