A People's History of the United States

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Jan 26, 2010 - History - 768 pages
3965 Reviews
“It’s a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants

“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People's History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.” Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn’s award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinn’s ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1928
4 stars
1073
3 stars
554
2 stars
212
1 star
198

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - chrisblocker - LibraryThing

In many ways, this is not my typical five-star review. The People's History of the United States is tedious, repetitive, and an overall slog to get through. Though so much of the information provided ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dangnad - LibraryThing

At an earlier time this book spelled out similar issues as "Lies My Teacher...". However, "People's..." tends to long and tedious in using way to many personal testimonials for every major point in the book. Start with "Lies...", come to his later. Read full review

All 6 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2010)

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. 

Bibliographic information