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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 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 2 days ago by BrianAlbright
The recipient of the book, a history buff, really enjoys the new details on US history.Published 4 days ago by Patricia B
It breaks down the history of the USA to the nitty gritty and then some superb.Published 8 days ago by Bernard Cameron
The only history book I have ever thrown away. I was astounded by the overwhelming bias that pervades this book, as if the entire history of the nation had been corrupted. Read morePublished 11 days ago by D. E. Larocque