Monday, March 16, 2009

Howard Zinn's "People's History"
One of the most controversial US history books is Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States." To borrow from Amazon, it is "consistently lauded for its lively, readable prose, this revised and updated edition of A People's History of the United States turns traditional textbook history on its head. Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American history from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword on the Clinton presidency." Well here is the ENTIRE text online. Whether you agree or not with it, it would be interesting to use parts of it for discussion in the classroom.