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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.
The other side and more truthful side of the story! They wouldn't dare teach this in school! Except perhaps in the more exclusive colleges attended by the privileged class.Published 1 day ago by Sharon Barry
Great book read it, then read it again, then read it again, then pass it on to someone else. This book is a wondrous that is written from a great historian that always wrote about... Read morePublished 4 days ago by cerwin2
Book came on time and invert good shape. Great book as I am sing American history from another vantage point.Published 4 days ago by Linda Aue
This book is a true American Treasure! America is revealed with warts and all, not the usual white wash or emphasis on the elite. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Darren Geddie
Excellent book. A "must read" for anyone living in this country who wants to know what really happened, not the BS we're fed in school corporate written government... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Bebekka