A People's History of the United States

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Harper Collins, Nov 2, 2010 - History - 768 pages
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A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—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. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War—from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the “War on Terror”—A People’s History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

  

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Excellent book, well researched and well written. - Goodreads
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Indispensable. Brilliant scholarship. - Goodreads
Horrible portrayal of America. - Goodreads
I read this b/c of the Good Will Hunting reference. - Goodreads
I suddenly am loving history even if it's hard to read. - Goodreads

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Anyone wanting an interesting and insightful look into history needs to read this book! I recommend it to everyone! Was assigned to read it in a high school AP class, ended up becoming a favorite that I reference often. Read full review

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Contents

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IV
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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.

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