A People's History of the United States

1492 to Present
Product Number: EB00625784
Released: Nov 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062466679
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative 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 features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

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Author(s): Howard Zinn
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Nov 17, 2015

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Author(s): Howard Zinn
Narrator(s): Jeff Zinn
Product Number B3128
Released: Dec 16, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060530068
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Author(s): Howard Zinn
Narrator(s): Jeff Zinn
Product Number Z100010122
Released: Dec 13, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061968358

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