A People's History of the United States
1492 to Present
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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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles–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 the 2000 Election and the "war on terrorism," A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981 and has sold more than one million copies, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
This new edition contains two new chapters covering the Clinton presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism," continuing Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
Love your country, warts and all.
This truly is a people's history, told from the perspective of the people. Not the government. Not the victors. Make no mistake, the United States is a great country, but we are not without skeletons. In order to truly love your country, you must learn from the mistakes along with celebrating the successes. Don't be afraid of the truth... it will serve you well.
Anyone who gave this 1 star was sent here by fox news. Howard Zinn was in fact a well respected historian. Historians go off of facts fox news makes their's up. Great read makes history interesting to study.
I was required to read his book for social psychology as an undergraduate. It is informative and valuable. The critics that compare this to "socialism" or say it is part of the Obama agenda are morons. Own up to your heritage. History is what it is, and it is important for us to reflect on how we got here.
- Category: History
- Published:Jan 26, 2010
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 768 Pages
- Language: English