THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER
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
Historian Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative 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, it is the only volume to tell Americas story from the point of view of--and in the words of--Americas women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As Zinn shows, many of our countrys greatest battles--the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, womens rights, racial equality--were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.
Covering Christopher Columbuss arrival through President Clintons first term, A Peoples History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. This edition also includes an introduction by Anthony Arnove, who wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Zinn and who coauthored, with Zinn, Voices of a Peoples History of the United States. Author: Howard Zinn Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 784Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern ClassicsPublication Date: 2015-11-17