A People’s History of the United States

A People's History of the United States Author Howard Zinn
ISBN-10 0062693018
ISBN-13 9780062693013
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 752
Language English
Publisher Harper
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Historians may well view it as a step to a coherent new version of American history Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewWith an introduction by Anthony Arnove this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the books 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 Peoples History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up throwing out the official version of history taught in schoolswith its emphasis on great men in high placesto focus on the street the home and the workplace Known for its lively clear prose as well as its scholarly research A Peoples History of the United States is the only volume to tell Americas story from the point of view ofand in the words ofAmericas women factory workers African Americans Native Americans the working poor and immigrant laborers As historian Howard Zinn shows many of our countrys greatest battlesthe fights for a fair wage an eight hour workday child labor laws health and safety standards universal suffrage women s rights racial equalitywere carried out at the grassroots level against bloody resistance Covering Christopher Columbuss arrival through President Clinton s first term A Peoples 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

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