Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

For Howard Zinn, long-time civil rights and anti-war activist, history and ideology have a lot in common. Since he thinks that everything is in someone's interest, the historian—Zinn posits—has to figure out whose interests he or she is defining/defending/reconstructing (hence one of his previous books, The Politics of History). Zinn has no doubts about where he stands in this "people's history ... Read full review

Review: A People's History of the United States

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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 ... 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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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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User Review  - Lenny - Goodreads

Soooooo much information. Howard Zinn, you are a historical rockstar. I am absolutely positive that I already don't remember half of the things I read in this book, and I just finished it yesterday ... Read full review

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