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A People's History of the United States (1980)
by Howard Zinn
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THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"A wonderful, splendid bookâ??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." â??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 schoolsâ??with its emphasis on great men in high placesâ??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 ofâ??and in the words ofâ??America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battlesâ??the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equalityâ??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
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