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Young People's History of the United States

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ISBN-10: 1583228691

ISBN-13: 9781583228692

Edition: 2009

Authors: Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff

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Now in paperback with illustrations, this is the new, revised, and updated single volume young adult edition of Howard Zinns classic telling of American history. A Young Peoples History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young Peoples History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak , Zinns forthcoming televised series, adapted from A Peoples History of the United States and Voices of a Peoples History of the United States .Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus arrival through the eyes…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 6/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
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…    

Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

Introduction
Columbus and the Indians
Black and White
Who were the Colonists?
Tyranny is Tyranny
Revolutions
The Women of Early America
As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs
War with Mexico
Slavery and Emancipation
The Other Civil War
Robber Barons and Rebels
The American Empire
Class Struggle
World War I
Hard Times
World War II and the Cold War
Black Revolt and Civil Rights
Vietnam
Surprises
Under Control?
Politics as Usual
Resistance
The End of the Twentieth Century
The "War on Terrorism"
War in Iraq, Conflict at Home
"Rise Like Lions"
Glossary
Index
About the Authors