Saturday, March 14, 2009

Virginia Book Banners Hype Zinn's People's History

Other Authors Should Be So Lucky ...

Arlington, Va. ABC Affiliate


They Saw Kids Reading
A People's History Of The United States,
Of Their Own Free Will,
By A Swimming Pool ...

Stafford Co. Residents Scrutinize Recommended AP History Book

A 752-page book is getting a closer reading in Stafford County, as a group of citizens want it off the AP reading list.

The book in question is Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States." The author says the text looks at history through the eyes of people outside the political and economic establishment.

While the book has sold more than one million copies since 1980, it's now up for formal review in a Stafford County High School.

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