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Jim Loewen

Profile Updated: September 15, 2010
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Residing In:
Washington, DC USA
Spouse/Partner:
Susan Loewen
Occupation:
sociologist
Children:
Nick,, age 40, just married, teaches English literature at Washington International School in DC
Lucy, More…age 39, has boy age 6 and girl age 4 and is Mom in Amherst, MA.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Graduated from Carleton College and got Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard U. in 1968. Taught seven years at Tougaloo College, a black college in MS. Then taught 21 years at the U of Vermont, a white college in VT.
Wrote several books, notably LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME: EVERYTHING YOUR AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOK GOT WRONG, a bestseller. Also LIES ACROSS AMERICA: WHAT OUR HISTORIC SITES GET WRONG, also TEACHING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.
My book SUNDOWN TOWNS shows that thousands of towns, including most towns around Decatur, kept out blacks until recently. Some still do.

School Story:

I don't think we all connected very well, knew each other very well. At least I didn't. Especially members of the opposite sex, but even male friends. I look forward to meeting folks and learning about them with a little more depth, even tho briefly, at the reunion.

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Oct 29, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Anne and I went out occasionally in HS, including prom, but I did not really know what "out" was, so it was desultory. We then reconnected at the Reagan Library when I had a speaking engagement nearby.. We had fun assessing its accuracy and testing our memories about grades 6 to 12 in Decatur, IL. Anne was thinking of writing about J.A. Sanders, our teacher for 6th grade. I wonder if she did. I regret her passing.

 

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