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Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492–Present

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A People's History's 750 pages can be boiled down to two statements: 1) America sucks; 2) The only way to change it is to organize. Both of these things are true, and Zinn makes his case with ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Emma Hilty - Goodreads

While I will admit that Howard Zinn did occasionally make an interesting point, I was really bored while reading this. I was bored because for the entire book I felt like I was reading a textbook. I ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Matejas Mackin - Goodreads

It was quite fascinating to hear United State's history through the voice of common people rather than through the voice of those in power, which is the way history is usually taught. However, I found ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Kelly Doherty - Goodreads

A people's history is very well meaning; it covers interesting topics in a way that most history books don't, and although seen by some as bias, it is incredibly truthful. However, I feel that this ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Summer Truschke - Goodreads

I was impressed and interested in the original viewpoint that this book presented. Having grown up solely on the standard classroom history books that glorified the actions of the white men who ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Alyssa Stewart - Goodreads

I thought this book was fairly boring and extremely bias. Zinn is repetitive throughout the book and went on too long sometimes about all of his personal views of the history. Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Kevin Boam - Goodreads

He selectively leaves out important facts as he talks about different events. He also focuses strictly in the negative, and can't seem to bring up or discuss positive effects that it has Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Clint Mandarich - Goodreads

This book is an awesome historical account of the history of the united states. The book takes no sides, but gives a clear cut and factual account of what happens. Including accounts from both sides, by slaves and masters. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Sophia - Goodreads

I opened this book expecting {yet another} dreary mandatory read. However, I was pleasantly surprised by what "A People's History" had to say. It really illustrated the internal struggles of the ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present

User Review  - Matt Clendenin - Goodreads

A thought provoking death march through the annals of American history. "A People's" history being the perspectives of the oppressed, those who do not control the narrative, those who don't write the ... Read full review


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