A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present
Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.
Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History 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, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles -- the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality -- were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
Revised, updated, and featuring a new after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
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Review: A People's History of the United StatesUser 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 StatesUser Review - JG Keely - Goodreads
Howard Zinn saw a problem in the world, a great bias in our understanding of history, a history written by the winners--by tyrants and industrial magnates and warmongers--and so he did something about ... Read full review
A Peoples War?
Or Does It Explode?
The Bipartisan Consensus
The Unreported Resistance
The Coming Revolt of the Guards
Slavery Without Submission Emancipation Without Freedom
The Other Civil War
Robber Barons and Rebels
The Empire and the People
The Socialist Challenge
War Is the Health of the State
Selfhelp in Hard Times
The Clinton Presidency
The 2000 Election and the War on Terrorism