Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong


James W Loewen

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Quick Notes:
**Highlight (yellow) – Page 71 · Location 1857**
Starting the story of America’s settlement with the Pilgrims leaves out not only American Indians but also the Spanish .

**Highlight (yellow) – Page 72 · Location 1875**
Within our lifetimes , the school – age population of the United States is destined to become majority minority , with Hispanic , African , Asian , and Native Americans totalling more than 51 percent . At that point , probably after much hand – wringing and tooth – gnashing , the history books will give more attention to our Hispanic past — which they always should have done . Meanwhile , the Spanish are seen as intruders , while the British are seen as settlers.