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Sam Wineburg

A Counterforce to Our Granfalloons: Lacy on Zinn, Part 3 of 3

Wherein a Professionally-Trained Historian Reads a Popular Classic That Was Neither Assigned Nor Methodically Discussed During Any Stage of His Formal Education ——————————————– This is my third and final entry on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. The prior entries are here (#1) and here (#2). ——————————————– Praise and Observations Although I argued in my last entry that I believed my praise, observations, and criticisms through chapter 20 would stand, even while I had 5 chapters to go, I’m happy to have finished the book. Chapter 23 and the afterword were particularly interesting. More on those in Read more