James W. Loewen

Winner, Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, Sundown Towns, and the forthcoming Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers (all from The New Press). He also wrote Teaching What Really Happened and The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White and edited The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader. He has won the American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. Loewen is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and lives in Washington, DC.

News and Reviews

Alternet

Read an excerpt from James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus on Alternet.

NEA Today

Mention in National Education Association magazine on state textbook adoption

Books by James W. Loewen

Lies Across America
What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen

What Your History Books Got Wrong

James W. Loewen

Sundown Towns
A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

James W. Loewen