New Book about A People’s History in the Classroom

Available in October 2021 is a new book by Robert Cohen and Sonia E. Murrow titled Rethinking America’s Past: Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in the Classroom and Beyond from University of Georgia Press. The publisher writes:

Rethinking America’s Past is the first work to use archival and classroom evidence to assess the impact that Howard Zinn’s classic work has had on historical teaching and learning and on U.S. culture. . . . [S]howing that rather than indoctrinating students, Zinn’s book has been used by teachers to have students debate and rethink conventional versions of American history. Rethinking America’s Past also explores the ways Zinn’s work fostered deeper, more critical renderings of the American past in movies and on stage and television and traces the origins and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of A People’s History in light of more recent historical scholarship.

Learn more and order the book at the publisher’s website: https://ugapress.org/book/9780820360331/rethinking-americas-past/.