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

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress." Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010.
People's history of the United States.
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, [England] : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
(OCoLC)929917697
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Zinn
ISBN: 9781317325307 1317325303
OCLC Number: 918841419
Notes: "Third edition published in Great Britain in 2003 by Pearson Education Limited."
Description: 1 online resource (729 pages)
Contents: 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 coming revolt of the guards --
The Clinton presidency --
The 2000 election and the "war on terrorism" --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Howard Zinn.

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