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A People's History of the United States

by Howard Zinn

On Sale: 06/28/2016

Price: $26.99

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: $26.99

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

Critical Praise

“[A People’s History of the United States is] 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

“Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters and fugitive slaves. . . . [It] should be required reading.” - Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review

"Howard Zinn's work literally changed the conscience of a generation. And the series of 'people's histories' derived from this great work have provided new understanding of who we are and what we should aspire to be."  - Noam Chomsky

"A brilliant and moving history of the American people." - Library Journal

"A brilliantly written story about the U.S. through the lives of those too often overlooked." - Time magazine

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: $26.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Social History
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy