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Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People’s History isthe only volume to tell America’s story from the point of view of—and in the wordsof—America’s women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, andimmigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country’s greatest battles—childlaborlaws, women’s rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grass roots level,against bloody resistance.
Revised and updated with new chapters on Clinton’s presidency, the 2000 Election,and the “War on Terrorism,” A People’s History of the United States featuresinsightful analysis of the most important events in our 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.
About the Reader: Matt Damon
Matt Damon's film career has including starring roles in Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote), The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the upcoming All the Pretty Horses. He is currently producing the TV mini-series on A People's History of the United States.
A People’s History of the United States is the classic work by Professor Howard Zinn. Professor Zinn’s main thesis is that the United States was founded by rich, white males for... Read morePublished 6 days ago by John Martin
Extremely interesting to the unpopular side of history. We all know what history happened, but Zinn does a remarkable job digging up hard facts about history that hasn't graced... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Brandon Derke
Complete fabrication of American history. This is a book more about the author's anti-American ideology than historical fact. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
From the title of this book and the blurb on the back, I thought that this book would give me a concise history of the United States from the point of view of the people. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mom of 3