I read science, biographies, histories, mysteries, adventures, thrillers, educationals, linguistics but not no way, not no how, romances.
Loewen's work is a mix of sociology and history, so he focuses on how history impacts our lives today. That's what makes his books and lectures so great: he shows not only how involved and interesting our history is, but he shows how knowing the past makes you an informed voter and participant today. In this lecture series he teaches you about several episodes in our history and revels in the complexities.
So here you'll learn again about our colonies, our first real Thanksgiving, our revolution and the up and down history of racism in this country. In my experience people who don't or say they can't enjoy history view it as either a large homogenous morality play or as a series of dates and people without interest or story. Loewen blows past these issues and makes history vital and interesting and real and important to understand today. This was a fun listen.
Loewen offers an important perspective regarding many factors that influence us to adapt history to our own current thought patterns and offers suggestions to check the real facts.
Not a novel, no characters as per se. However, the stories regarding reconstruction and the civil war were fascinating to me because they continue to influence people's perspectives on civil rights.
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I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
This is written and performed by a Black man, his perspective and historical points may be valid...but his presentation is all about the evil, greedy Caucasian versus the ever downtrodden Black peoples and Native Americans. I listened to the entire piece and am so disappointed. I am not a prejudiced person, but I am sick of the race card and the continued harping on something no one alive suffered and no one alive perpetrated. Get a life, own it, live it to the best of your ability. People of all colors suffer hardships and persecution, they overcome, they succeed. I can't recommend it.
Boring delivery, too much like being in a class. These authors need to accept the fact that they need to stick to writing and NOT narrating the book. I have bought a lot of books that are good info but the reading is awful. Breakdown and pay an interesting reader to sell more of your books.
Not increased, but just more informed.
boring voice, lecture lecture lecture,,,,,,aarrgh!!!
Unfortunately Professor James W. Loewen, in his passion to force his point, cherry picks historical facts to support his theoretical agenda. He appears to be either proud of his bias or unconcerned with it, and step far a field from the responsibilities of teaching.
He speaks of past prejudice, hate, and lies, yet does not see his own hate and prejudice that he infuses in his lectures.
I was saddened by his misuse of authority.