Lies My Teacher Told me, Chapters 5-8

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Summary of James Loewen's 5-8th chapters of "Lies my Teacher Told me"

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Lies My Teacher Told me, Chapters 5-8

  1. 1. Loewen Chapters 5-8<br />James T Dabbagian<br />CSU Long Beach<br />
  2. 2. Gone with the wind<br />
  3. 3. The interpretation of slavery in textbooks<br />
  4. 4. CHOCOLATE RAIN<br />
  5. 5. Most of our popular culture is blended with race in some form<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. Question One<br />How is this examination of this chapter ethnographic in a sense?<br />
  8. 8. Question Two<br />Does Ethnocentrism play a role? If So, how?<br />
  9. 9. Abraham Lincoln and John Brown<br />
  10. 10. The disappearance of Anti-racism in textbooks<br />
  11. 11. Sane<br />
  12. 12. INsane<br />
  13. 13. Several textbooks from 1890 to 1970 treated John Brown as insane<br />
  14. 14. Abraham Lincoln<br />
  15. 15. Anti-racist<br />
  16. 16. I should like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, and making exceptions to it: Where will it stop? <br />
  17. 17. Not a one.<br />
  18. 18. Most of Lincoln’s anti-racist remarks are left out by authors. <br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />Does Ethnocentrism play a role in leaving out Brown and Lincoln? If so, how?<br />What does the portrayal of these individuals in these textbooks say about our culture?<br />
  20. 20. The Land of Opportunity<br />
  21. 21. Social Class<br />
  22. 22. Misrepresentations of the poor and working class<br />
  23. 23. The middle class has only gotten better. <br />
  24. 24. We’re all part of the middle class!<br />
  25. 25. Bull.<br />
  26. 26. Social class is still present<br />
  27. 27. But history writers don’t write about it.<br />
  28. 28. Cultural Materialism<br />
  29. 29. How does it work?<br />
  30. 30. Watching Big Brother<br />
  31. 31.
  32. 32. The same state as 1789<br />
  33. 33. Morality Play<br />
  34. 34. America: Protector of liberty, Truth, Democracy, and the world. <br />
  35. 35. Business Influence gets left out<br />
  36. 36. Halliburton<br />
  37. 37. The Oil industry<br />
  38. 38. The tobacco industry<br />
  39. 39. Nonexistent in high school classes.<br />
  40. 40. US is the good guy, bad parts go blank.<br />
  41. 41. Questions<br />Ethnocentrism plays another role here. Why?<br />Is it Americentric?<br />
  42. 42. General Questions<br />What are these chapters? Are they positivist? Interpretive? <br />Is the writing itself guilty of bias?<br />Are textbook writers postmodern? Do they integrate ideas of race and other issues well? Why?<br />If not postmodern, what are they?<br />

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