Refuting Zinn

Provocative essay in American Educator, which is the American Federation of Teachers' quarterly.

Undue Certainty 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.