Using chapters 1-3 of “Lies my teacher told me” by James Loewen:
and chapters 1, 2 and 9 of Howard Zinn’s “A people’s History of the US”
please answer the following prompts:
“What is history? Why should we study history? Within the context of our stories concerning Christopher Columbus, Native Americans, the Pilgrims, or slavery, discuss how historians (Zinn and Loewen) have dealt with the above issues specifically. How have history textbooks begun to complicate our histories even further?
With regard to the above topics, how have your readings and studies in this class differed from the ways in which these topics have been portrayed (all the way back to elementary school) to you in previous classes?”
Also, please make at least one citation from each of the six chapters using the (author, page#) format to support your generalizations.