Compare And Contrast Bernard Bailyn And Howard Zinn

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In the year 1176, one of the most important documents of American history was published, the Declaration of Independence. Two writers had varied opinions and interpretations of this document. Bernard Bailyn, a historian, wrote his own interpretation of the Declaration. He explained how it [the Declaration] represented the “colonists’ deepest fears and beliefs.” The colonists believed that they were destined for a special role in history. Bailyn also went on to explain England was trying to enslave the colonists. Bailyn insists that his opinion was unbiased, uninfluenced, and based solely on his thoughts. On the other hand, Howard Zinn interpreted the Declaration as a drive for cohesive unity. He thinks that the Declaration was used and made
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