As per usual, you would be horribly wrong in your assertions.<quoted text>
And STILL a conservative claims Zinn is more a historian than Larry Schweikart! My point exactly.
Several historians have scorched Schweikart as well. Far right is just as bad as far left. What ever happened to the middle? Oh yea the rich took their money and they joined the lower class....(cause trickle down worked so well...)
Zinn, however bad as a historian, has been embraced by the left as a purveyor of whatever simplistic pablum they find useful on any given day. Prior to the love fest, his works enjoyed less esteem among well read circles.
Noted Harvard professor Oscar Handlin writing in the American Scholar wrote a review when they book was first published in 1980:
" Hence the deranged quality of this fairy tale, in which the incidents are made to fit the legend, no matter how intractable the evidence of American history. It may be unfair to expose to critical scrutiny a work patched together from secondary sources, many used uncritically (Jennings, Williams), others ravaged for material torn out of context (Young, Pike). Any careful reader will perceive that Zinn is a stranger to evidence bearing upon the people about whom he purports to write. But only critics who know the sources will recognize the complex array of devices that pervert his pages... On the other hand, the book conveniently omits whatever does not fit its overriding thesis... It would be a mistake, however, to regard Zinn as merely Anti-American. Brendan Behan once observed that whoever hated America hated mankind, and hatred of mankind is the dominant tone of Zinn's book... He lavishes indiscriminate condemnation upon all the works of man — that is, upon civilization, a word he usually encloses in quotation marks."
Who is Oscar Handlin?
An American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed 80 PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history. Handlin won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1952 with The Uprooted. Handlin's 1965 testimony before Congress was said to "have played an important role" in abolishing a discriminatory immigration quota system in the U.S.
Handlin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of three children of Russian-Jewish immigrants. His mother, the former, Ida Yanowitz, came to the United States in 1904 and worked in the garment industry. His father, Joseph, came to America in 1913 after attending a commercial college in the Ukraine and later being stationed in Harbin, China as a soldier during the Russo-Japanese war. Handlin's parents were passionately devoted to literature and the life of the mind. Their experience of religious persecution in Czarist Russia made them fiercely devoted to democracy and social justice (Handlin was a proto-"red diaper baby."
No one. under any circumstances, would consider this man to be a right wing fanatic
I was looking for your critique sources but found them lacking, also as per usual.