The Modern Scholar

  • by James W. Loewen
  • Narrated by James W. Loewen
  • 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

You will get the most from this course by reading or listening to Professor Loewen's book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. Within that book are many facts about American (and world) history to which most people have simply never been exposed. Nationalist history by textbook authors and the descendants or biographers of the famous and infamous have given history students a very skewed vision of our true history - indeed, the true history of mankind. This course is designed to enlighten and encourage you to consider the factual basis of many of our most-cherished yet glossed-over stories and the real-life characters who populate them. From archaeological misinformation to investigations into the nature of modern public policy, Professor Loewen challenges you to consider the history of what "was" rather than what has been told by standard teaching methods and textbooks.


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Lies my history teacher taught me.

This is a very good idea for an audio course. It is based on the book Lies my history teacher taught me. Reviewing and correcting mistakes in college history textbook used in American schools.
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- Amazon Customer


James Loewen is an incredibly eye- and ear opening historian. It makes American history come alive, and tells us that not all things are as simple as they seem in high school (or even college) text books. I have listened to this twice already and will definitely listen to it again. If you buy only one thing from Audible this should be it! Highly recommended.
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- Bo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books