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Rethinking America's past Howard Zinn's A people's history of the United States in the classroom and beyond

Author: Robert Cohen; Sonia E Murrow
Publisher: Athens The University of Georgia Press [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Origins and appeal -- Before A people's history -- In high school classrooms : a case study of high school teaching and learning, 1986-2002 -- "Dear Mr. Zinn" : student voices -- Not just for kids -- Teachers : a people's pedagogy -- Retrospectives and reviews -- On stage and screen.
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Genre/Form: History
Textbooks
Named Person: Howard Zinn; Howard Zinn; Howard Zinn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cohen; Sonia E Murrow
ISBN: 9780820360331 0820360333 9780820360348 0820360341
OCLC Number: 1256280166
Accession No: (DE-627)1760085707 (DE-599)KXP1760085707 (OCoLC)1256280166
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Robert Cohen and Sonia E. Murrow.

Abstract:

Origins and appeal -- Before A people's history -- In high school classrooms : a case study of high school teaching and learning, 1986-2002 -- "Dear Mr. Zinn" : student voices -- Not just for kids -- Teachers : a people's pedagogy -- Retrospectives and reviews -- On stage and screen.

"No introductory work of American history has had more influence over the past forty years than Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, which since its publication in 1980 sold more than three million copies. Zinn's iconoclastic critique of American militarism, racism, and capitalism has drawn bitter criticism from the right, most recently President Trump, who denounced Zinn as a Left propagandist and accused teachers aligned with Zinn of indoctrinating students to hate America and be ashamed of its history. Rethinking the American Past: Howard Zinn's The People's History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond is the first work to use archival and classroom evidence to assess the impact that Zinn's classic work has had on historical teaching and learning, and upon American culture. This evidence refutes Trump's charges, showing that rather than indoctrinate students, Zinn's book has been used by teachers to have students debate and re-think conventional versions of American history. Rethinking the American Past also explores the ways Zinn's work fostered deeper, more critical renderings of the American past in movies, on stage and television, tracing the origins, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses, of A People's History in light of more recent historical scholarship"

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