A People's History of the United States
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A People's History of the United States

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by Howard Zinn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061965588

ISBN-13: 9780061965586

Pub. Date: 11/02/2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant

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A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War—from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the “War on Terror”—A People’s History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061965586
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
729
Sales rank:
43,345
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.10(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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A People's History of the United States 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 99 reviews.
Honeychild49 More than 1 year ago
Thank you Howard Zinn: for not being a coward. For telling the truth about our History in the United States through the eyes and experience of the people. So much of our 'History' is edited, and re-invented for ulterior motives. Mr Zinn was a wonderful Teacher and I am deeply grateful that he wrote his books. I want to read everything he has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clearly the author presents his view of American history which is not very pretty because his purpose is to build a case against capitalism and the American system of government. It's not a pretty picture because he choses to make it as dark and ugly as possible. America is not perfect, no country is, but America has a history to be proud of, where freedom and opportunities abound for those motivated to succeed. The author neglects to mention any of that, rather choosing to dwell on all that is negative in US history.
Larry Marsden More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I've already read the text book & have a hard copy in my library for my kids, but now i'm downloading it on my Nook so that i may have it at hand @ all times for moments of research when necessary - it's THAT important to me! To thpse who qiestion Zinn's scholarship & veracity ? what do YOU have to offer - the same junk history that clearly a bold - faced lie? PLEASE!! Gimme a break & step off. *****!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book presents the injustices the U.S. has been involved in, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with acknowledging it. In fact, I would argue actively ignoring any injustices we have made is dangerous. We are not above scrutiny.
Vanguard-06 More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the most poor writen fabrications since Arming America. Just reading this book will reduce you IQ by 20 points.Is America a perfect country? No. But no other courntry or system is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How did the U.S. get to be the richest, freeist, country with opportunity for the greatest number of people? Don't look here for the answer.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The conclusions Zinn draw have no basis in fact most of the so-called research is emotional opinions . This is nothing more then propaganda. People that read this book and consider it sound science and historical fact are alowing themselves to be lead into a misguided version of history.
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If you want to know all the things wrong with the United States, this is the book for you. If you want a ballance history of the United States, look somewhere else. Mr Zinn's political views paint a distorted picture of the United States. That history prof force this book on so many students is a disservice to the profession.
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Not all bad if you understand that it is "history" written from a mindset that seeks the destruction of western culture.
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This book tells the history the way it was not the way they sugarcoat it in schools. It tells the real way native Americans were treated and the other things most Americans don't know.
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