Banned Books

A People's History of the United States


Challenged in the Chatham (NJ) High School curricula because it's a "biased account." The book presents an alternative view of American history characterized by the influence of an elite minority over the rest of the population. Excerpts from the book, not the book in its entirety, have been assigned reading in U.S. history classes at the high school for at least fifteen years. Superintendent Michael LaSusa said, "It is important to expose kids to multiple perspectives and have them understand that primary sources are the critical ingredient for any historian or any critical consumer of information."


Challenged in the North Stafford (VA) High School advanced-placement history class even though it's not the primary textbook because the book is "un-American, leftist propaganda." Students in the advanced placement class also read an article titled "Howard Zinn's Disappointing History of the United States," which criticizes Zinn's book.

  • A BANNED book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
  • A CHALLENGED book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.

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