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Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools–with its emphasis on great men in high places–to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.
Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of–and in the words of–America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles–for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality–were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the 2000 Election and the "war on terrorism," A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981 and has sold more than one million copies, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
This new edition contains two new chapters covering the Clinton presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism," continuing Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.
It's a very profound book behind the history of the U.S. Specific details revealing what really happened during those times, unlike no other history book. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Eduardo
A truthful, accurate history. Those who mindlessly support America's illegal actions and atrocities abroad won't like it.Published 16 hours ago by Tina
I have a Bachelor's degree focused on history and public policy, as well as a Law degree. In every stage of my education, I have insured that the study of American History was... Read morePublished 3 days ago by matthew selge
This is one of the lucid American history books I've read. I recommend it for those who wish to understand the meanings behind the facts and events of our country.Published 5 days ago by Jan Walkenhorst
As a young man in college it was a very satisfying and almost a "needed book" to read! It helped make sense of the direction and state our society is in at the moment and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by L.w.
Here is a book that will open your eyes and heart. It really is a people's history. Every page brings someone to life who lived and built American and was a worker.... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ghosha Maffei
Every Nation has a " Selection " of " Histories" , that purport to be the Truth.
Zinn's book shows that from Shirer to " Hollywood " , Truth exists ,... Read more
Yes, a social activist but also a socialist with a tendancy to re-write history without appropriately reflecting all associated views - not recommendedPublished 15 days ago by Bruce W. Wells