Summary Of A People's History Of The United States By Howard Zinn

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A People’s History of the United States In the 1980 non-fiction novel, A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn analyzes history by presenting various perspectives to his readers in an insightful manner which is said to be "a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories."[""] Howard Zinn was not only a writer in his 98 years of life, he was also an activist, historian, and world war two fighter pilot before earning a Ph.D from Columbia University in 1958 and writing several notable novels and an autobiography[""]. A Peoples History of the United States (Zinn's most well known work) presents an account of history told from the perspective of slaves, revolutionaries, and lower class men of America beginning with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Greater Antilles in the Fall of 1492.[Pickering] Zinn uses diary entries and analysis to describe how Columbus, inspired by Marco Polo and working for the Spanish crown, arrives in America and brutally captures Native Americans in hope of finding gold and other trade goods so that he may return to Europe;[3] he later goes on to…show more content…
Journalist Daniel Flynn, Author of A Conservative History of the American Left, Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness, and Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas[], points out the bias and assumption in Zinn’s work in his article “Howard Zinn’s Biased History” of the History News Network[Flynn]. And while Flynn may seem a little radical, he does make a fair point when he notices how Zinn demeans our founding fathers noble and historical actions to a greed filled angle created souly to benefit the upper class by
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