A People's History of the United States is a piece of shit. It is badly written, intellectually dishonest and insultingly shallow Marxist propaganda. Needless to say, it served as a college textbook for many years. That anyone would use it in a classroom tells you just about all you need to know about academic historians these days.
Someday I'll make the trek to Zinn's grave, and on it will leave these three books:
- Paul Johson's A History of the American People
- Stéphane Courtois' (editor) The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
- John Earl Haynes' and Harvey Klehr's In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage
Dennis apparently liked him even less than I did