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Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
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May 07, 2009

really liked it
Read in April, 2009

As a history fan, this book took off the top of my head. Lowen set out to examine the truth or untruth of how historic sites are presented and ends up showing us the fault line of our private + public conscience. There are plenty of calls to action throughout but ultimately it's about taking back the landscape from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the KKK, and similar. Favorite line: "History--telling what happened in the past--is an ongoing process, not a product, and on the local level we can all play a role." Food for thought...!

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