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A people's history of the United States : 1492-2001

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: New York, New York : HarperCollins, 2003. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Revised and updated with two new chapters covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Zinn
ISBN: 0060528427 9780060528423 0060838655 9780060838652
OCLC Number: 50622172
Description: 729 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Columbus, the Indians, and human progress --
Drawing the color line --
Persons of mean and vile condition --
Tyranny is tyranny --
Kind of revolution --
Intimately oppressed --
As long as grass grows or water runs --
We take nothing by conquest, thank God --
Slavery without submission, emancipation without freedom --
Other civil war --
Robber barons and rebels --
Empire and the people --
Socialist challenge --
War is the health of the state --
Self-help in hard times --
People's war? --
Or does it explode? --
Impossible victory: Vietnam --
Surprises --
Seventies: under control? --
Carter-Reagan-Bush: the bipartisan consensus --
Unreported resistance --
Coming revolt of the guards --
Clinton presidency --
2000 election and the "war on terrorism " --
Afterword --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Howard Zinn.
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Overview: 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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Revised and updated with two new chapters covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism." A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Open-minded readers will prophet from Professor Zinn's account, and historians may view it as a step toward a coherent new version of American history.

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