9781785356780

Zinnophobia The Battle Over History in Education, Politics, and Scholarship

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    9781785356780

  • ISBN10:

    178535678X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-09-28
  • Publisher: Zero Books
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Summary

Zinnophobia offers an extended defense of the work of radical historian Howard Zinn, author of the bestselling A People's History of the United States, against his many critics. It includes a discussion of the attempt to ban Zinn's book from Indiana classrooms; a brief summary of Zinn's life and work; an analysis of Zinn's theorizing about bias and objectivity in history; and a detailed response to twenty-five of Zinn's most hostile critics, many of whom are (or were) eminent historians. 'A major contribution to bringing Zinn’s great contributions to even broader public attention, and exposing features of intellectual and political culture that are of no little interest.' Noam Chomsky

Author Biography

David Detmer is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest, and the author of several books including Freedom as a Value, winner of the Choice 'Outstanding Academic Books' award in Philosophy. Detmer is currently Executive Editor of the journal Sartre Studies International. He lives in Munster, Indiana, USA.

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