A People's History Of The United States by Howard ZinnA People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn

A People's History Of The United States

byHoward Zinn

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

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 of the United States 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 historian Howard 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, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. 

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books includeA People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.
Title:A People's History Of The United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061965596

ISBN - 13:9780061965593


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An alternative take on history that knows it's an alternative take on history. It would be easy to delve into a long spiel about the various faults and merits of the history Zinn presents here but suffice to say: he's a leftist, this is a very left wing view of history, Zinn knows this, and that's where it's strength lays.
Date published: 2017-04-01