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A classic since its original landmark publicationin 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’sHistory of the United States is the firstscholarly work to tell America’s story from thebottom up—from the point of view of, and inthe words of, America’s women, factory workers,African Americans, Native Americans, workingpoor, and immigrant laborers. From Columbus tothe Revolution to slavery and the Civil War—fromWorld War II to the election of George W. Bushand the “War on Terror”—A People’s History of theUnited States is an important and necessary contributionto a complete and balanced understandingof 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.
This book is packed with information that is barely touched on in traditional history classes. I found it very interesting and eye-opening.Published 14 hours ago by Storyhawk
I am writing this second hand, I bought this for my history addict 18 year old son last summer, and he devoured it over the course of a week and is actually taking care of it,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennifer Gorman
This is American history with the curtain pulled back. Told from the focal point of those stepped on or over, Zinn makes us aware of all the exploited and crushed peoples who fell... Read morePublished 6 days ago by RWH
The underbelly of American history helps us remember how messy the birth of democracy was...and is! Humility is a helpful outcome for all who have the stomach to read this history.Published 6 days ago by Ronald L. Eslinger
This is a terrible book by a non-historian who misrepresents facts, draws the wrong conclusions. Basically he says that the country is evil and that the people must rise up against... Read morePublished 8 days ago by BrianAlbright