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A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present Paperback – September 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Perennial Classics
  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Perennial; Rev&Updtd edition (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060937319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060937317
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (902 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Howard Zinn has taught history and political science at Spelman College in Atlanta and at Boston University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author of A People's Hitory of the United States and has written or edited ten other books. He lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts.


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Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People's History of the United States, "a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those ... whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories" (Library Journal). The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured on The Sopranos and Simpsons, and in the film Good Will Hunting. In 2009, History aired The People Speak, an acclaimed documentary co-directed by Zinn, based on A People's History and a companion volume, Voices of a People's History of the United States.

Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a Ph.D. in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by Spelman for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, were he taught until his retirement in 1988.

Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, the play Marx in Soho, and Passionate Declarations. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

Photographer Photo Credit Name: Robert Birnbaum.

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