Howard Zinn's polemical history of the United States is distorted, manipulative, and dishonest.
Michael Burlingame is the Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Articles by Michael Burlingame
Does U.S. Grant deserve his sordid reputation?
A review of Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, by James Oakes
A review of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction, by Allen C. Guelzo and This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, by Steven E. Woodworth
A review of The Union War, by Gary W. Gallagher