A Young People's History of the United States

A Young People's History of the United States

Paperback(Abridged)

$16.27 $19.95 Save 18% Current price is $16.27, Original price is $19.95. You Save 18%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Use Standard Shipping. For guaranteed delivery by December 24, use Express or Expedited Shipping.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583228692
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 25,715
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 10 - 15 Years

About the Author

The visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922–2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a “just war,” because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People’s History of the United States, its companion volumeVoices of a People’s History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.

REBECCA STEFOFF is the author of more than 100 nonfiction books for children and young adults, and she has adapted several best-selling history books for younger readers.

Table of Contents

Part One

Introduction ix

Columbus and the Indians 1

Black and White 23

Who were the Colonists? 39

Tyranny is Tyranny 57

Revolutions 71

The Women of Early America 89

As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs 105

War with Mexico 121

Slavery and Emancipation 135

The Other Civil War 153

Robber Barons and Rebels 169

The American Empire 185

Part Two

Class Struggle 201

World War I 219

Hard Times 235

World War II and the Cold War 257

Black Revolt and Civil Rights 275

Vietnam 297

Surprises 313

Under Control? 333

Politics as Usual 347

Resistance 361

The End of the Twentieth Century 375

The "War on Terrorism" 389

War in Iraq, Conflict at Home 403

"Rise Like Lions" 421

Glossary 427

Index 429

About the Authors 448

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

A Young People's History of the United States 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coming from the words of a 13 year old, this book was awesome. I would recomend it to anyone (if you are in middle school at least).
dibiboi on LibraryThing 23 days ago
A history book written from the perspective of the oppressed, "A Young People's History of the United States" provides a shocking account of how war, racism, and economic injustice created America and exponentially increased its power from the days of Columbus to the Spanish American War. This book does not sugarcoat any part of American history to downplay the immense bloodshed and oppression. It is an important to include nontraditional viewpoints in a young adult's learning of American history; such books should be widely read. What I enjoyed most about this book was how it highlighted true heroes such as Batolome de Las Casas and Mark Twain, who denounced the so-called heroes of their day, Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt, respectively, who encouraged massacres of innocent people. Personally, I cannot wait to read the original version of this book, which is targeted towards adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great resource to give perspective on American history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt keep my eyes off it! Learned so much. If u like histiry buy thid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a history of America that does not keep for its objective the furthering of imperialism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Howards book" Young People............History" is an excellent book. Any one who is having difficulty with understand history , this is the book for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
V Stokely More than 1 year ago
Awsome history book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago