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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.
As historian, I can truly say this book distorts facts and bends the truths. Unlike thousands of years of dictatorships that have conquered nations and acquired wealth empire... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Alberto Salazar
Irreplaceable volume to challenge the version of U.S. history where we are defined by who we are not the monetary value visited upon us by those in power and the corporations. Mr. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Daniel H.
What can you say about this that hasn't been said? A must read. This is my 3rd copy (other two have been loaned out and never returned!)Published 4 days ago by Earthgrrl
A totally skewed perspective of American history. If you want to know what the extreme leftists think of America this book is a must. Read morePublished 7 days ago by G. Hathaway
I picked up this book because I love reading history. I also love reading history that is controversial but controversial because it makes people uncomfortable with the truth. Read morePublished 7 days ago by The Best Out West