Alexander Saxton writes in his article about "Lies My Teacher Taught Me," by James Loewen. In his article, Saxton discusses the topics Loewen brings up about the misleading nature of history books. Apparently, many history books used in high schools omit some details about the United States's past. Loewen points out generalizations of the past regarding women and also slaves. He then debunks several myths about such topics. These generalizations and misrepresentations are widespread and significantly affect how we understand history today.