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James W Loewen is a professor of sociology at the University of Vermont Born in Decatur Illinois his father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife and junior high school librarian He is co-author of the first integrated state-history textbook Mississippi Conflict and Change and creator of The Truth About Columbus A Subversively True Poster Book for a Dubiously Celebratory Occasion Loewen taught for many year at Tougaloo College a college in Mississippi that is predominantly African-American When he was there he was troubled about what his students believed was Reconstruction They thought that Reconstruction was the time period when blacks took over the government of the Southern states right after the Civil War but they were too soon out of slavery and so they messed up and whites had to take control again What really happened was that the Southern states were governed by a black-white coalition led by whites Many of the Southern states particularly Mississippi had good government during Reconstruction In Mississippi the state government during that time period started the public schools for whites as well as blacks wrote a superb new constitution and did many other non-segregated or discriminatory things Loewen was shocked that the one time that they were on the center of stage in American history they did not even know what truly happened Loewen realized that the only reason why these bright students thought that was because it was what their high school state history books said Thus the faculty students and he wrote a new history of Mississippi called Mississippi Conflict and Change After he moved to Vermont Loewen realized that the majority of history books left out key events twisted facts and stories around to leave out anything that might reflect badly upon national character and even told lies This prompted and motivated Loewen to write the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me Also eighty-three percent of students who graduate from
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