Entries in History (2)
Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are rich in Native American history. Though this is seldom visible or known, the language and words of the tribes that inhabited this part of America are omnipresent on our maps and road signs. The idea of myself being a descendent of usurpers or conquistadors has never occurred to me until reading James W. Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me. The author examines a series of textbooks to demonstrate that curricula of the high school classroom are different than the agenda of a historian looking for truth and connections. He examines many social problems and historical issues that high school textbooks avoid or gloss over to paint a portrait of America that students can be proud to support.