James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, and Sundown Towns (all available from The New Press), among many other books and articles. He won a Sydney Spivack Award from the American Sociological Association, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, among many other honors. He is a regular contributor to the History Channel's History magazine. Loewen is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and lives in Washington, D.C.
Praise for the previous edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me
About Christopher Columbus :
"A perfect antidote for the nonsense about Columbus conveyed to our children for generations."
Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"Absolutely indispensable for at least the next hundred years. This book is a real Discovery and a real Exploration."
Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page Chair of Literature and Latin American Studies, Duke University
"Every teacher in America could benefit by reading this fine work."
Bill Bigelow, co-editor, Rethinking Columbus