Provocative essay in American Educator, which is the American Federation of Teachers’ quarterly.
Where Howard Zinn’s A People’s History Falls Short
By Sam Wineburg
While most historians aim to examine the full historical record, Zinn picks and chooses from it. Writing persuasively, he hides the fact that many of his claims are unsubstantiated, presents his views as the truth, and leaves students with a distorted sense of historical reasoning.