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Jim Loewen

James W. Loewen is a sociologist.  The New Press has just brought out new paperbacks of Loewen's bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and Sundown Towns, about places that were/are all-white on purpose. 



  • Future Shock and History

    by Jim Loewen

    From the late Alvin Toffler historians can learn a lesson:  Their work should take the future into account. 

  • Reconstruction: The Sixth Myth

    by Jim Loewen

    This is the Reconstruction myth the Washington Post wouldn't let me debunk on the grounds no one believed it. Then Hillary showed she did!

  • BLM and Me

    by Jim Loewen

    An encounter at airport screening provides a lesson for us all about what the Black Lives Matter movement means. 

  • Celebrating John C. Calhoun in Minnesota!

    by Jim Loewen

    John C. Calhoun is remembered for what he did in the latter half of his adult life. In those years, he rationalized slavery, suppressed freedom of speech, and legitimized secession. Surely that legacy should persuade Minnesotans to rename Lake Calhoun.