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Oct 22, 2018

Real American History
 
On this week’s Perspective program a bestselling and award-winning author examines American history … what we know and what we don’t know … what is right and what is wrong … and why. My guest today is the author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: What Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” a book he first wrote as a critical survey of the 12 leading American history textbooks, a number he later expanded to 18. On this week’s Perspective program, a look at American history that may surprise you or may anger you … or both.  
 
Guest: James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me.”  He is also the author of “Lies Across America,” “ Sundown Towns,” “Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus,” “Teaching What Really Happened,” “The Mississippi Chinese,” and “The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader.”  Loewen is also a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont.