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A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

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Jeff Zinn

34 Hours 16 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

December 2009

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'A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.' --Howard Fast
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller 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, 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 features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

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  • Martina Meyer

    This book is amazing! It is a required reading for my college U.S. History class and I am honored to have been introduced to this accurate, wonderful historical work of art. Howard Zinn brings so many important recollections and accounts into perspective. He sheds a very bright light on issues that have been swept under the rug for many generations. I found this book extremely relevant as well as refreshing. I honestly believe that if you don't like this book or you disagree with it in anyway, then you are completely blind to the truth or corrupt. The only people that wouldn't like this book is either involved with the U.S. Government or a faction of the one percent. Open your eyes and get with the program! The 99 percent shall join together and rise up to take our nation back :) We the people, will be proud once again! A revolution is surely coming, are you prepared?

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  • Mark Regalado

    The incredible amount of details presented here, fill in so many untold tales of American history. Zin illustrates well the struggle of the many against the few from Columbus right up to the new millennium .

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  • David Smith

    Is a phenomenal view of the history of our Nation from a different perspective. There is a lot of truth in this history that must be shared.

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  • Chris James

    So much omitted in public schools it makes me sick. Great title, excellent narration.

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  • Mike B

    “Thoughts of a Demoncratic Socialist” is what Zin should have named this terrible book! Nice try Zin...But you will never again fool anyone on how this GREAT NATION was formed!

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