Censorship Backfire: Surge of Interest in Zinn’s ‘People’s History’

After revelations former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels sought to ban classic work, public interest soars

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Public demand for Howard Zinn’s classic book A People’s History of the United States is surging, something likely to make former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels none too happy.In July, the Associated Press revealed that Daniels, who is now president of Purdue University, sought to ban the works of Howard Zinn from Indiana classrooms.But since his “anti-Howard Zinn witch-hunt” has been exposed, Zinn’s People’s History has become “a hot read at libraries” in the state, the South Bend Tribune reports.