A People's History of the United States
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A People's History of the United States

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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 Americ...

Title:A People's History of the United States
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0060838655
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:768 pages

    A People's History of the United States Reviews

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Nov 25, 2012

    Update: I took this out of the library to attempt a reread...no changes, wanted to be fair. Still don't care for it. As noted, no changes. Oh my goodness aren't we brave to tell (re-tell) American his...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 03, 2013

    Howard Zinn saw a problem in the world, a great bias in our understanding of history, a history written by the winners--by tyrants and industrial magnates and warmongers--and so he did something about...

  • Billy
    Aug 11, 2007

    DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! EVER! BURN IT! HOWARD ZINN SHOULD BE DRAWN AND QUARTERED IN A PUBLIC FORUM!!!Seriously though, when I describe my highschool sophomore year history class I generally use the fol...

  • Megan
    Jun 23, 2007

    I finally finished this after slogging through it for two weeks, and it was definitely worth it. Besides being a good refresher in U.S. history, particularly from a non-nationalist perspective, I lear...

  • Jeffrey
    Jan 26, 2012

    Actually, if you're even somewhat familiar with American History (and I'm not talking about what you learned in your politically correct high school readers, even though in recent years more of the 'b...

  • Diane
    Apr 29, 2014

    I loved this so much that I'm going to resort to hyperbole: If you read only one book about American history, let it be this one.This is not a typical history book. Instead of telling the stories of t...

  • Warwick
    Jun 23, 2015

    In 1846, in Concord, Massachusetts, the writer Henry David Thoreau ran into a tax collector called Sam Staples, who asked for his poll tax. Thoreau declined to pay, refusing – he said – to contrib...

  • Michael
    Feb 04, 2011

    The ratings on this book tend to be polarized here on Goodreads, with lots of people giving it 5 or 4 stars, and quite a few giving it 1. This is because this book is upfront about where it stands pol...

  • Jim
    Aug 25, 2014

    As a reference or an additional information source, this isn't terrible (4 stars). It really does hit a lot of high points & some that other histories have left out. The writing is good. While dry, it...

  • Carlton
    Nov 19, 2007

    I don't know why teachers would make kids read a book about America written by someone with so little clarity. In the World According to Zinn, Americans (especially THE RICH ) are responsible for all ...

About Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during the Second World War before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Zinn taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bolo