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A people's history of the United States / Howard Zinn ; introduction by Anthony Arnove.

Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010 (author.). Arnove, Anthony, 1969- (writer of introduction.).


"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, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780061965593
  • ISBN: 0061965596
  • ISBN: 9781315656519
  • ISBN: 1315656515
  • Physical Description: xxii, 729, 16 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Thirty-fifth anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Edition statement taken from the introduction, page xiii.
Includes an afterword from the author and "P.S.: Insights, interviews & more" (author interview and book discussion, an excerpt from Original Zinn: conversations with David Barsamian, and recommended reading).
"A previous edition of this book was published in hardcover in 1999 as the Twentieth Anniversary Edition by HarperCollinsPublishers."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-708) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 Clinton Presidency -- The Coming Revolt of the Guards -- The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism" -- Afterword.
Subject: United States > History.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-.
United States.
United States > History.
HISTORY > United States > State & Local > General.
United States.
Genre: History.

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