A People's History of the United States: Abridged Teaching Edition / Edition 1

A People's History of the United States: Abridged Teaching Edition / Edition 1

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by Howard Zinn, Kathy Emery, Ellen Reeves
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565848268

ISBN-13: 9781565848269

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: New Press, The


Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has turned history on its head for an entire generation of readers, telling the nation's story from the viewpoints of ordinary people—the slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans who made their own history but whose voices are typically omitted from the historical record.

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Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has turned history on its head for an entire generation of readers, telling the nation's story from the viewpoints of ordinary people—the slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans who made their own history but whose voices are typically omitted from the historical record.

The New Press's Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use, with a wide range of tools for students to begin a critical inquiry into the American past. The teaching edition includes exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565848269
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
New Press People's History Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
274,541
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress1
2Drawing the Color Line23
3Persons of Mean and Vile Condition39
4Tyranny Is Tyranny59
5A Kind of Revolution77
6The Intimately Oppressed103
7As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs125
8We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God149
9Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom171
10The Other Civil War211
11Robber Barons and Rebels253
12The Empire and the People297
13The Socialist Challenge321
14War Is the Health of the State359
15Self-help in Hard Times377
16A People's War?407
17"Or Does It Explode?"443
18The Impossible Victory: Vietnam469
19Surprises503
20The Seventies: Under Control?541
21Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus563
22The Unreported Resistance601
23The Coming Revolt of the Guards631
24The Clinton Presidency643
25The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism"675
Afterword683
Bibliography689
Index709

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A People's History of the United States: Abridged Teaching Edition 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Regardless of the whining I've been reading from reviewers about Marxism, etc., this book was well thought out, well researched, well documented, and includes plenty of citings, notations, footnotes, quotes, etc. etc. etc. Socialist spin? Perhaps - but remember, much of this is union-oriented. Some reviewers seem to forget that it was PEOPLE who built the United States. People with varying opinions of right and wrong. Perhaps the workers (read: the ones who actually DID the building - bled, sweat and died building up much of the USA that we all enjoy) stories seem socialistic. Perhaps that's because the history of the United States is not Republican vs. Democrat, religious 'right' vs. athiest. But, instead, from the very beginning, it was the tired, poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. Or, if you wish, it was of the people, by the people and for the people... If that's Marxism, then so be it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must concur with critics who have held that Zinn perhaps did take too much of a departure from reality in biasing his historical account subject to his theories of the politics governing historical paradigms. Nevertheless, it was a perspective that one certainly would not receive in any high school or early collegiate setting, and was rewarding for its difference and for the presentation of Zinn's unique ideology. To be taken with a grain of salt, but overall a thoroughly enjoyable 'must-read.'
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Howard Zinn's analyzation of history gives the reader a second point of view of history learned in the classroom. Even though some may not agree with his theories, the book is a must read for anyone interested in history.