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Rethinking America's Past: Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond

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Since its release in 1980, Howard Zinn’s "A People's History of the United States" has dramatically reshaped the landscape of American historical narrative, selling over three million copies. "Rethinking America's Past: Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond," published on November 1, 2021, delves deep into the profound impact Zinn's seminal work has had on the teaching and understanding of American history. This book dispels the accusations of indoctrination made by figures like President Donald Trump, using archival and classroom evidence to show how Zinn’s critique of American militarism, racism, and capitalism has instead encouraged lively debates and a reevaluation of America's past. Ideal for college students, this exploration encourages a critical analysis of education equity, racial justice, and economic justice, fostering a more nuanced view of history in movies, stage, and television, and challenging readers to question the narratives that have shaped America.
Published by University of Georgia Press on November 1, 2021
344 pages
ISBN: 9780820360348
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