"It's a wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true ...Show synopsis"It's 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, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants "[It] should be required reading." --Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn's iconic A People's History of the United States "a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those...whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories." Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn's award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinn's ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.Hide synopsis
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2005)
Howard Zinn, Ph.D.
Trade paperback, Harper Perennial 2005
ISBN: 0060838655 ISBN-13: 9780060838652
In 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, the working poor, and immigrant laborers, Zinn shows that many of our country's greatest battles were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.In 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, the working poor, and immigrant laborers, Zinn shows that many of our country's greatest battles were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.Hide
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This book by Howard Zinn presents the history of the US from the viewpoint of the minorities. This is quite different from the history taught in school, the history of the winners.
An excellent book by an author I admire.
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Words cannot express what an enlightening experience reading this book has been. It should be read by everyone seeking understanding of our troubled past in order to face an uncertain and cloudy future.
Zinn is the household god of anti-Americans here and around the world. In his telling, the United States is the locus of evil, a demonic force domestically and internationally. If he were writing about Jews you would get something like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. There is an insight scattered here and there like salt applied to hide the taste of intellectual rot. The pictures are nice, though.
I consider this to be one of the most important books I have ever read, and would recommend this book to everyone, and always am recommending it! I love to give this book away (which is how I got my first copy, as a gift.)
I feel if we can learn the real truth about the history of our own country, we will be able to see that history has kept repeating itself. The bullshit, the lying, the manipulating in the name of power and 'control over' is not new, and when we see the road we are going down and have been going down for literally hundreds of years, it becomes easier to say "OK, That's Enough Already." The truth is always empowering. I hope you read this book, and I believe you will be glad that you did.
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