Roundtable Discussion about the Relevance of the work of James Lowen to Understanding Baltimore’s History & Confederate Monuments

This is for persons who have at least some idea about what is in one or more of the following books by Loewen:

  1. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
  2. The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” about the “Lost Cause”
  3. Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
  4. Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

—Sam Hopkins, Board Member, Baltimore City Historical Society

Sam Hopkins is interested in the phenomena that causes important history be be: inaccurately taught or shared or otherwise to become accepted truth and wisdom believed by huge portions of the public, including the well educated; not known at all by the same large part of even the most educated among us. So, my special interests are the research and writing of James Loewen and also the Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted naturalized citizenship to “free white persons” and the fact this racial restriction was not repealed until 1952.

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