Oct 11, 2021
This is a special Indigenous Peoples' Day episode of The
Chauncey DeVega Show in honor of
sociologist and historian James Loewen who passed away on August
James Loewen is
the author of the bestselling book Lies My Teacher Told
Me. He has also written award-winning books such as
Towns, Teaching What Really
Happened, and The Confederate and
Professor Loewen shares his thoughts on the resurrection of the
Confederacy in the South and the Republican Party, the
Charlottesville white supremacist riot, history memory, "sundown
towns" and racial segregation, and resurgent anti-Semitism in the
Age of Trump.
In addition, Professor Loewen also reflects on the need to tell the
truth about American history in the classroom.
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