A people's history of the United States : 1492-present

by Howard Zinn

Paperback, 2003

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New York : HarperCollins, 2003.


History. Politics. Sociology. Nonfiction. HTML: THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER "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 Historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative 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, it 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 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 features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. This edition also includes an introduction by Anthony Arnove, who wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Zinn and who coauthored, with Zinn, Voices of a People's History of… (more)

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Covering the period from 1492 practically to the present, this illuminating opus overturns many conventional notions, not just about America's treatment of blacks, but about Native Americans, women, and other disenfranchised groups whose perspectives have traditionally been left out of the
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729 p.; 25 cm


0060528370 / 9780060528379




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