A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

by Howard Zinn
     
 

“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

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“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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061965586
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
729
Sales rank:
118,701
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.10(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress3
2Drawing the Color Line23
3Persons of Mean and Vile Condition33
4Tyranny Is Tyranny47
5A Kind of Revolution61
6The Intimately Oppressed81
7As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs97
8We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God113
9Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom129
10The Other Civil War161
11Robber Barons and Rebels187
12The Empire and the People219
13The Socialist Challenge235
14War Is the Health of the State263
15Self-help in Hard Times277
16A People's War?299
17"Or Does It Explode?"327
18The Impossible Victory: Vietnam347
19Surprises373
20The Seventies: Under Control?397
21Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus413
22The Unreported Resistance443
23The Coming Revolt of the Guards469
Afterword: On the Clinton Presidency481
Appendices489
Bibliography525
Index553

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