This is a webpage written by high school teachers for those who teach US history who want to find online content as well as technology that you can use in the classroom.
I think this book has value if you use it as an alternative view, but not as a main source. Howard seems to think that America is about beating down the little guy. His view on reconstruction makes the three amendments, freedmens bureau, etc. into ways to hold people down and not lift them up. There are so many examples of this perspective. Howard Vision is not mainstream History. But--very valuable to place side by side with legit sources.
I am not really a Zinn fan. Zinn is so far left how do you balance him? It is not with a regular American history book because it hasn't been that Whigish in the last forty years. If anything they now seem to have so much information that it becomes difficult to sort. The only way you can provide balance is by grabing some far right book from the likes of Anne Coulter and I would rather not.
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