A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 0062397346

Category: History

Page: 768

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With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. 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 of the United States 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.
A People's History of the United States
Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: Howard Zinn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-17 - Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History
Voices of A People's History of the United States
Language: en
Pages: 674
Authors: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Letter, poems, speeches, and essays are collected in this book that tells the story of the United States from the perspective of people left out of history books, such as women, workers, Native Americans, and Latinos.
Voices of a People's History of the United States
Language: en
Pages: 567
Authors: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-04 - Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the
Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-23 - Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year
A People's History of Environmentalism in the United States
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Chad Montrie
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-06 - Publisher: A&C Black

This book offers a fresh and innovative account of the history of environmentalism in the United States, challenging the dominant narrative in the field. In the widely-held version of events, the US environmental movement was born with the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 and was driven by