Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
I would suggest reading more than one history of the US for proper perspective. Whatever is the same, is what you need to know and not the author's opinion.
"History is the lie commonly agreed upon." ~ Voltaire
I don't know if you've actually read Zinn's book, but the purpose was to shed light on the forgotten players in U.S. history (hence "A People's
History"). The triumphs of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, et al
have been told from nearly every conceivable angle. This is more of a supplementary text about how common people lived.