James W.

James Loewen taught race relations for 20 years at the University of Vermont; prior to that he taught at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. James W. Loewen is the author of several books, including Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” about the “Lost Cause.”

Articles by James W.

Getting the Civil War Right

Did America’s most divisive war start over slavery or states’ rights? Too many educators get it wrong.

Does My Town Have a Racist Past?

How students can convert the shameful history of sundown towns in the United States into a rich opportunity for setting the record straight.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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