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A People's History of the United States

by Howard Zinn

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $25.00

A People's History of the United States

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A People's History of the United States

by Howard Zinn

On Sale: 06/28/2016

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Price: $25.00

About the Book

Since its original landmark publication in 1980, 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 — its citizens. Looking at history “from the bottom up,” historian Howard Zinn shows that many of our country’s greatest battles — for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women’s rights and racial equality — were carried out at the grassroots level, often against bloody resistance. From Columbus’s arrival through the 2000 election and the War on Terror, A People’s History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. He wrote the classic A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies and was featured in a documentary on the History Channel. His other writings include the play “Marx in Soho” and his autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.

“One of the most important books I have ever read in a long life of reading ... It’s a wonderful, splendid book — a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” — Howard Fast

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061965593
  • ISBN 10: 0061965596
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/28/2016
  • Trimsize: 5.500 in (w) x 8.250 in (h) x 1.307 in (d)
  • Pages: 784
  • List Price: $25.00
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / General