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A People's History of the United States Paperback – August 2, 2005

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From the Back Cover

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial Modern Classics (August 2, 2005)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 729 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0060838655
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060838652
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.35 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.31 x 1.23 x 8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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