American History textbooks are filled with "feel-good" history. However, it is only applies to white students. Many people are offended by the information taught in the textbooks, and who can blame them? Textbooks change truths, and sometimes even completely make new "truths." They omit many facts and events. All-in-all, they lie to the students and teachers. In Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Loewen discusses not only the "myths
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all controversy, and try to say they don't by statements like, "We have not avoided controversial issues, instead, we have tried to offer reasoned judgments [on them]." These books employ such a God-like tone that students never even think to question them. For writing Lies My Teacher Told Me, Loewen is called an "anti-American"; however, it is the textbook authors are who are being "anti-American". They are the ones who lie to students, not Loewen.