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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.
The best history of this country I've ever seen -- no glazing over difficult issues. Howard Zinn is not only a historian but a superb writer. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Barbara D.
an eye opening book that offers history from a non governmental point of view.Published 8 days ago by Frederick Mazie
I wanted a great book on the history of this Country and what made it the way it is now. I bought the audio book and after listening i for a couple days i realized i got a biased,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Ksoccer45
This book is perfect for Occupiers and Neo-Marxists. Anyone with a class-warfare perspective will appreciate the effort Zinn does to show the history of the lower classes being... Read morePublished 9 days ago by K. F. Pete
Absolutely brilliant. A fascinating, remarkable book that I would recommend to anyone who is even remotely interested in learning the truth about American history. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Fran Kuhn