Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1942 in Decatur, Il Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLoewen grew up in Decatur and graduated from MacArthur High School in 1960.
Biographical and Professional InformationLoewen was an acclaimed historian and best-selling author whose mission was to overturn myths and misinformation that too often passed for U.S. history. A highly sought-after speaker and author, he engaged audiences with intelligence and humor, honing in on a range of topics encompassing U.S. history, multicultural education, civil rights, race relations, voting rights, law and social science. Loewen was the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and Lies Across America. He was a regular contributor to the History Channel's History Magazine and was a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont. He lived in Washington, D.C.
'' Mississippi: Conflict and Change'', Pantheon Books, 1974 '' Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism'', Touchstone, 20056 ''Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong '', Touchstone, 2007 ''Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong'', Simon and Schuster, 1995 ''Teaching What Really Happened: How To Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History'', Teachers College Press, 2009