A People's History of the United States Questions and Answers
by Howard Zinn

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With reference to A People's History of the United States, what does "anyone reading history should understand from the start that there is no such thing as impartial history" mean?

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As far as I can tell, the sentence you quote does not actually appear in this book.  However, it is still relevant to Zinn’s book and to anyone reading it.  This is because Zinn can easily be accused of writing history that is not impartial.

What this quote means is that any historical account that is at all meaningful will have to show the biases of the person who writes it.  It is not possible to simply state objective facts in a historical account that matters at all.  For...

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