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Lies My Teacher Told Me
James W. Loewen
0684818868
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sociology professor Loewen lambastes history textbooks as both too inaccurate and too bland to engage students. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
When textbook gaffes make news, as with the tome that explained that the Korean War ended when Truman dropped the atom bomb, the expeditious remedy would be to fire the editor. Loewen would rather hire a new team of authors bent on the pursuit of context instead of factoids. In Loewen's ideal text, events and people illuminating the multicultural holy trinity of race, gender, and social class would predominate over the fixation on heroes and acts of government. Such is the mood adopted throughout this critique of 12 American history texts in current use. Vetting 10 topics they commonly address--from...


World War II: 1939-1945 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404289
July 2005
Paperback
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Barron's How to Prepare for the AP World History Advanced Placement Exam
John McCannon
0764132717
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Students preparing to take the Advanced Placement Examination in World History will find two full-length model exams with answer keys plus a chronological review of world history in this valuable manual. Also featured is advice on answering the comparative essay question, as well as strategies for answering the AP exam's multiple-choice and document-based questions. The book's subject review divides world history into the following five categories: Foundations of World Civilization (4000 B.C.-1000 A.D.); World Cultures Maturing (1000-1450); World Cultures Interacting (1450-1750); World Cultures in the Modern Era (1750-1914); and The Twentieth Century and Contemporary World Cultures (1914-2005).

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U.S. History Study Cards (SparkNotes History and Social Sciences Series)
SparkNotes Editors
1411400933
January 2004
Paperback
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Lies My Teacher Told Me
James W. Loewen
1402579373
Dec 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Loewen's politically correct critique of 12 American history textbooks-including The American Pageant by Thomas A. Bailey and David M. Kennedy; and Triumph of the American Nation by Paul Lewis Todd and Merle Curti-is sure to please liberals and infuriate conservatives. In condemning the way history is taught, he indicts everyone involved in the enterprise: authors, publishers, adoption committees, parents and teachers. Loewen (Mississippi: Conflict and Change) argues that the bland, Eurocentric treatment of history bores most elementary and high school students, who also find it irrelevant to their lives. To make learning more compelling, Loewen urges authors, publishers and teachers to highlight the drama inherent in history by presenting students with different viewpoints and stressing that history is an...


World War I: 1914-1919 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404270
July 2005
Paperback
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CLEP
Lynn Marlowe
0878912703
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the CLEP college credits you deserve! Our CLEP test experts show you the right way to prepare for the CLEP and get the score that gets you college credit.

REA's new edition for the CLEP History of the United States II exam comes complete with 3 full-length practice exams. All practice tests are derived from recently administered CLEP exams. Each exam question is thoroughly explained in full detail. The book's comprehensive review course covers all exam topics from Post-Civil War Reconstruction to the World Wars up to the Post-Cold War Period. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking tips and study strategies that get you ready for test day.

DETAILS
- The definitive, easy-to-understand prep for anyone seeking college credit through the CLEP program
- Comprehensive subject review covers...


The Constitution: 1781-1815 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404181
July 2005
Paperback
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The Best Test Prep for the CLEP College-Level Examination Program
Research & Education Association
087891272X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Get those CLEP college credits you deserve! Our CLEP test experts show you the way to master the exam and get the score that gets you college credit.

This newly revised edition of the CLEP History of the United States I comes complete with 3 full-length practice exams and 2 computerized exams on CD-ROM. Each exam question is answered in thorough detail. The book's review covers from the Colonial Period to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Follow up your study with our proven tips and strategies.

DETAILS
- The definitive, easy-to-understand test prep for anyone seeking college credit with CLEP
- Comprehensive review of every topic on the exam
- 3 full-length practice exams. All answers are fully detailed with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations.
- Flexible, smart study guidelines...


The Civil War: 1850-1865 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404203
July 2005
Paperback
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She Would Not Be Moved
Herbert R. Kohl
1595580204
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kohl argues that Rosa Parks and her role in helping to ignite the Civil Rights movement have been depicted in childrens books in ways that misrepresent and distort her decision to refuse to give up her seat on the bus so many years ago. He examined a number of school texts and childrens books about Parks. In contrast to many of them, he sees her act as one of courage, determination, and calculated risk and is critical of those books that view her behavior as being prompted by tiredness and anger. To represent her act as spontaneous and driven by weariness, he maintains, is to misunderstand who Parks really was and what her defiant stand really meant. According to Kohl, this depiction does a tremendous disservice to the black community that carried out the resulting 381-day bus boycott and to its leadership...


The American Revolution: 1754-1781 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404173
July 2005
Paperback
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Writing History
William Kelleher Storey
0195166094
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them,
interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, Writing
History serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research. The second edition includes expanded sections on plagiarism, interviewing, and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and...


The Great Depression: 1920-1940 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404254
July 2005
Paperback
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The Best Test Preparation for the CLEP College-Level Examination Program
Lynn Marlowe
0878912738
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Get those CLEP college credits you deserve! Our CLEP test experts show you the way to master the exam and get the score that gets you college credit.

This newly revised edition of the CLEP History of the United States II comes complete with 2 full-length practice exams and 2 computerized exams on CD-ROM. Each exam question is answered in thorough detail. The book's review covers from the Reconstruction to the Post-Cold War Period. Follow up your study with our proven tips and strategies.

DETAILS
- The definitive, easy-to-understand test prep for anyone seeking college credit with CLEP
- Comprehensive review of every topic found on the exam
- 2 full-length practice exams. All exam answers are fully detailed with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations.
- Packed with test tips &...


Reconstruction: 1865-1877 (History SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1411404238
July 2005
Paperback
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History in the Present Tense
Douglas Selwyn
0325005702
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Review
“. . . a unique and imaginative approach to education, taking the student out of the textbook, even out of the classroom, into creative contact with the world outside. Students and teachers will profit immensely from its suggestions.”–Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus, Boston University, Author of A People's History of the United States
“. . . smooth, entertaining, witty, and personaljust the right combination of methods, social analysis, and philosophy of history for my secondary certification students.”–Susan Starbuck, Professor, Antioch University Seattle, author of Hazel Wolf: Fighting the Establishment
“. . . a student-centered, intellectually invigorating, content-open way to engage students in the study of history.”–Tarry Lindquist, Author of Seeing the Whole...


SparkNotes 101 History: 1865 Through the 20th Century
SparkNotes Editors
1411403363
July 2005
Paperback
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SparkNotes 101 History: Colonial Period Through 1865
SparkNotes Editors
1411403355
July 2005
Paperback
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History Lessons
Dana Lindaman
1565848942
June 2004
Hardcover
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James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me
A fascinating assortment of perspectives on our past from other countries.

Foreign Affairs
A brilliant idea. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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