People's History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0060926430

ISBN-13: 9780060926434

Edition: 1995 (Revised)

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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 after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/23/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.11" wide x 8.11" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Howard Zinn grew up in the immigrant slums of Brooklyn, where he worked in shipyards in his late teens. He saw combat duty as an air force bombardier in World War II, and afterward received his doctorate in history from Columbia University. His first book, "La Guardia in Congress", was an Albert Berveridge Prize winner. In 1956, he moved with his wife and children to Atlanta to become chairman of the history department of Spelman College. He has since written and edited many more books, including A People's History of the United States, SNCC: The New Abolitionist; Disobedience and Democracy; The Politics of History; The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays; You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times; and The Zinn Reader (Seven Stories Press, 1997). The Spanish-language edition of A People's History of the United States, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, is due to be released later this year by Seven Stories Press under its Spanish-language imprint, Siete Cuentos Editorial. Zinn is also the author of three plays, Emma, Daughter of Venus, and Marx in Soho. Among the many honors Zinn has received, the most recent is the 1998 Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction. A professor emeritus of political science at Boston University, he lives with his wife, Roslyn, in the Boston area, near their children and grandchildren.

Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress
Drawing the Color Line
Persons of Mean and Vile Condition
Tyranny is Tyranny
A Kind of Revolution
The Intimately Oppressed
As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs
We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God
Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom
The Other Civil War
Robber Barons and Rebels
The Empire and the People
The Socialist Challenge
War is the Health of the State
Self-help in Hard Times
A People's War?
"Or Does It Explode?"
The Impossible Victory: Vietnam
Surprises
The Seventies: Under Control?
Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus
The Unreported Resistance
The Coming Revolt of the Guards
The Clinton Presidency
Afterword
Bibliography
Index
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