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A totally up to date and revised model of the Ebook USA Today referred to as “jim-dandy pop historical past,” via the bestselling, American Ebook Award–profitable author

“Essentially the most definitive and expansive paintings at the Misplaced Result in and the motion to whitewash historical past.”
—Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans

From the creator of the nationwide bestseller Lies My Trainer Informed Me, an absolutely up to date—and extra well timed than ever—model of the parable-busting historical past Ebook that specializes in the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, nationwide landmarks, and ancient websites all Throughout The united states.

In Lies Throughout America, James W. Loewen maintains his undertaking, began within the award-profitable Lies My Trainer Informed Me, of overturning the myths and incorrect information that too frequently cross for American historical past. This can be a one-of-a-type exam of ancient websites in every single place the rustic the place historical past is actually written at the panorama, together with ancient markers, monuments, ancient properties, forts, and ships. New adjustments and updates come with:

• a the city in Louisiana that used to be the website online of a big however now-forgotten slave uprising

• a wholly revised excursion of the reminiscence and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil Struggle in Richmond, Virginia

• the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made cash via kidnapping unfastened blacks and promoting them into slavery

Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Throughout America additionally has a major function to play in latest debates approximately white supremacy and Accomplice memorials.