Chapter 1) Handicapped by History: The
Process of Hero-making. The truth about Helen
Keller - Socialist, Woodrow Wilson - racist
(among other things), Betsy Ross -tourist attraction,
Chapter 2) 1493: The True Importance
Of Christopher Columbus. From the real 'discoverer'
of the New World to the myths about a flat world
to the enslavement and extermination of the
Arawaks to Columbus' penniless' death.
Chapter 3) The Truth about the First
Thanksgiving. The truth about Plymouth Rock,
European diseases in the New World, Squanto,
and the reason why the Pilgrims were so Thankful.
Chapter 4) Red Eyes. The truth about
Native slaves, Native raiders, the French and
Indian War, scalpings, the Louisiana Purchase,
and much else.
Chapter 5) "Gone With The Wind": The
Invisibility of Racism In American Textbooks.
The truth about racism, the Lincoln-Douglas
debates, lynchings, and the success of the Reconstruction
governments before Reconstruction was ended
Chapter 6) John Brown and Abraham Lincoln:
The Invisibility of Antiracism in American History
Textbooks. The truth about John Brown, the Lincoln-Douglas
debates, carpetbaggers, scalawags, and slaves
in the Civil war armies.
Chapter 7) The Land of Opportunity.
The absence of social class in American history
Chapter 8) Watching Big Brother: What
Textbooks Teach about the Federal Government.
How textbooks misrepresent the U.S. government
and omit its participation in state-sponsored
Chapter 9) See No Evil: Choosing Not to Look at the War in Vietnam
Chapter 10) Down the Memory Hole: The Disappearance of the Recent Past.
Chapter 11) Progress Is Our Most Important Product.
Chapter 12) Why Is History Taught Like This?
Chapter 13) What Is the Result Of Teaching History Like This? Minority Students End Up Alienated, All Students End Up Bored, and No One Can Use the Past To Think Cogently About the Future.
Afterword) The Future Lies Ahead and What To Do About Them. How to Assess Sources, Learn About the Past More Accurately, and Teach Others What Has Gone Wrong.