Analysis Of Lies My Teacher Told Me Loewen

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In the first chapter Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your AMerican History Textbook Got Wrong, James Loewen explores the common process of heroification within America’s history. The flaws of many individuals, specifically Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller in this chapter, are usually overlooked when recounting their achievements. Loewen points outs that when heroes are recognized for certain things it only covers a short person of the person’s life. The media and schools filter out the bad to leave room for inspiration and good. This chapter is historically important because it addresses the problem of refining facts in order to make heroes. Specifically, after investigating a group of people’s knowledge on Helen Keller, the majority were
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