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People's History of the United States

1492 to Present (P.S.)

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Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics .
Written in English

About the Book

Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools — with its emphasis on great men in high places — to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of — and in the words of — America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles — the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality — were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.Revised, updated, and featuring a new afterword by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

First Sentence

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island's beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
768
Dimensions
7.8 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9237502M
Internet Archive
peopleshistoryof00zinn_0
ISBN 10
0060838655
ISBN 13
9780060838652
Library Thing
1029
Goodreads
2767
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