New York : New Press, The, 2010.
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47. Let Us Now Praise Famous Thieves48. The End of Reconstruction; 49. A Black College Celebrates White Racists; 50. If Russia Can Do It, Why Can't We?; 51. Confining Helen Keller Under House Arrest; 52. Famous Everywhere but at Home; 53. Remember Fort Pillow!; 54. Forrest Rested Here; 55. A Confederate-KKK Shrine Encounters Turbulence; 56. The Missing Town of Rosewood; 57. The Beech Island Agricultural Club Was Hardly What the Marker Implies; 58. To the Loyal Slaves; 59. Who Burned Columbia?; 60. The Last Major Confederate Offensive of the Civil War; 61. The Invisible Slave Trade.
35. Who Menaced Whom?The South; 36. "No Nation Rose So White and Fair; None Fell So Free of Crime"; 37. The Only Honest Sundown Town in the United States; 38. It Never Got Off the Ground; 39. The Real War Will Never Get into the War Museums; 40. This Building Used to be a Hardware Store; 41. Which Came First, the Statue or the Oppression?; 42. Men Make History; Women Make Wives; 43. Suppressing a Slave Revolt for the Second Time; 44. Mystifying the Colfax Riot and Lying About Reconstruction; 45. The White League Begins to Take a Beating; 46. The Toppled "Darky."
21. Which Came First, Wilderness or Civilization?22. No Lesbians on the Landscape; 23. American Indians Only Roved for about a Hundred Years; 24. The Devil is Winning, Six to One; The Midwest; 25. "Serving the Cause of Humanity"; 26. Red Men Only- No Indians Allowed; 27. Domesticating Mark Twain; 28. Not the First Auto; 29. America's Most Toppled Monument; 30. Coming into Indiana Minus a Body Part; 31. The Invisible Empire Remains Invisible; 32. Putting the He in Hero; 33. Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Cabin- Built Thirty Years After His Death; 34. Honoring a Segregationist.
9. Using Nationalism to Redefine a Troublesome Statue10. What We Know And What We Don't Know About Rock Art; 11. Don't Criticize Big Brother; Mountains and Plains States; 12. Circle the Wagons, Boys- It's Tourist Season; 13. Bad Things Happen In The Passive Voice; 14. Calling Native Americans Bad Names; 15. No Confederate Dead? No Problem! Invent Them!; 16. A Woman Shoulda Done It!; 17. Tall Tales in the West; 18. Licking the Corporate Hand That Feeds You; 19. The Footloose Statue; The Great Plains; 20. The Oklahoma State History Museum Confederate Room Tells No History.
Acknowledgements; Contents; Alphabetical Index of States; In What Ways Were We Warped?; Some Functions of Public History; The Sociology of Historic Sites; Historic Sites Are Always a Tale of Two Eras; Hieratic Scale in Historic Monuments; The Far West; 1. The Tallest Mountain- The Silliest Naming; 2. King Kamehameha I, The Roman!; 3. The Flat Earth Myth on the West Coast; 4. Exploiting vs. Exterminating the Natives; 5. China Beach Leaves Out the Bad Parts; 6. Killing a Man is Not News; 7. Don't "Discover" 'Til You See The Eyes of The Whites!; 8. No Communists Here!
In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way Am.