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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.
Should be required reading in Jr high or High schools nationwide.Published 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Arrived in good time and exactly as described - will definitely use this vendor again.Published 5 days ago by peace corps teacher
When I first got to college, I was really obedient girl. Obedient int he sense that I believed everything that people told me. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kristin
I always wanted to check this history project. I wanted to see what the history looks like from the perspective of those being oppressed and seeking liberation. Read morePublished 7 days ago by John Hudson
An incredibly slanted view of America's history. I highly recommend passing on this book....Zinn paints a picture of a fully corrupt United States. North Korea would be proud.Published 8 days ago by University of Michigan '99
It took me forever to read because I can be terribly unmotivated -- and it's dry and reads like a textbook. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Shaunna T. Burnett