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People's History of the Civil War Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

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ISBN-10: 1595581251

ISBN-13: 9781595581259

Edition: 2006

Authors: David Williams, Howard Zinn

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The acclaimed sweeping history of a nation at war with itself, told here for the first time by the people who lived it. Bottom-up history at its very best, A People's History of the Civil War "does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States did for the study of American history in general" (Library Journal). Widely praised upon its initial release, it was described as "meticulously researched and persuasively argued" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War though the eyes of ordinary peoplefoot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892

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…    

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "The People at War"
"All for the Benefit of the Wealthy"
"The Brunt Is Thrown upon the Working Classes"
"The Women Rising"
"We Poor Soldiers"
"Come In Out of the Draft"
"My God! Are We Free?"
"Indians Here Have No Fight with the Whites"
"Was the War in Vain?"
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index