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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Read this book! Invaluable insight into what Zinn calls"the most ingenious system of control" that is the US political system. Two criticisms: First, Zinn can be overly wordy. Second, Zinn is overly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Wow! What a depressing and enlightening book! I guess I've always suspected it, but it is pretty devastating to realize that our history is one of continual violence against "the people", that is the ... Read full review

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Contents

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1
II
23
III
39
IV
59
V
77
VI
103
VII
125
VIII
149
XIV
359
XV
377
XVI
407
XVII
443
XVIII
469
XIX
503
XX
541
XXI
563

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XI
253
XII
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XIII
321
XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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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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