Who Built America Bias Analysis

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In our everyday lives there is bias. Bias is someones perspective of something that isn’t one hundred percent accurate. Bias is used in many sources, whether they’re primary or secondary. An example of bias can be shown in sources like A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Creating America, by Jesus Garcia, and Who Built America, by St. Martin’s Bedford. Different biases affect the understanding of U.S. History, by each person who reads each source obtaining knowledge based on the bias of the person who wrote the source. Howard Zinn’s source is about the Lawrence Strike, a strike in 1912 which was a success for the working class. Howard Zinn’s bias seems to be with the workers and the poor people’s side. Howard Zinn writes about events…show more content…
These authors write about Unites States history based off of many primary sources. Comparing the Creating America textbook to the Howard Zinn source, you can completely tell the difference between the two writers. Howard Zinn writes about the idea of the Lawrence Revolution benefiting the poor people and there hazardous working conditions. His bias and idea is different compared to the Creating America by the Creating America textbook not including at all about the Lawrence Strike. Different bias affects the way that United States History is told because if a person learned about the strike from Howard Zinn, they would notice that it was important or they would be on the side of Howard Zinn’s idea of the Lawrence Strike and how it benefited the poor people. The same goes to the person who instead of reading Howard Zinn reads the creating America textbook. The Creating America textbook doesn’t state any information about the Lawrence Revolutions, so therefore the person that would read the textbook would be biased about the strike and would think that it is not important due to the fact that it is not mentioned in the
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