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Review: A People's History of the United States

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - aront - LibraryThing

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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Unbelievable. Changed totally my perception of the United States.

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Propaganda for the Left
Another book by a left leaning author who favors cultural relativism and disregards American exceptionalism. The shame is that this is what is being taught in American schools
today and is why we have a society of people who are fast pulling this nation to extinction with their victimhood entitlement mentality. 

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Excellent read
Very informative. Fills in the blanks, gives the truth not filtered through biased educators in today's school systems.

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Still biased.
Zinn is a die-hard socialist, and you can tell from the way he makes the capitalist's sound. In the first chapter, he makes the Natives sound like they are more advanced because they
share land, there is no classes of society, and so on. I'm not trying to say I hate socialists, but I want you to know that it is still biased. 

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Eye Opening
This is history from the perspective of the people who lived it. This book is an aggregation of primary sources and you can't get any better than that when it comes to history. Zinn tells
it like it was. Zinn tells us all the history we didn't learn in the classroom, the history that got washed out, filtered out, and squeezed out in the effort to make curriculums easier to teach and test in a standardized way. This is history with the hard truths, not the fairy tale we learn in school. 

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Excellent
Every American should read this book. Brings more insight.

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a great history of the US through eyes of others.

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