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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Problems with Existing Textbooks

One reason why U.S. history gets liked least is because it is more dominated by the textbook than any other course. This is astounding and unfortunate, because textbooks are so bad, so boring, and so big that many classrooms just read them – nothing else!

General Problems With Textbooks