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

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

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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.