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People's History of the United States

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ISBN-10: 0060838655

ISBN-13: 9780060838652

Edition: 2005

Authors: Howard Zinn

List price: $19.99
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This powerful survey was written in response to widespread demand for a serious general history of the United States from the time of Columbus to the present, told from a radical, non-establishment point of view.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

A committed radical historian and activist, Howard Zinn approaches the study of the past from the point of view of those whom he feels have been exploited by the powerful. Zinn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. After working in local shipyards during his teens, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he saw combat as a bombardier in World War II. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1958 and was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University. While teaching at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Zinn joined the civil rights movement and wrote The Southern Mystique (1964) and SNCC: The New Abolitionists (1964). He also became an outspoken…