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A people's history of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 2015. ©2003
Series: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Thirty-fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools--with its emphasis on great men in high places-- to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove
ISBN: 0062397346 9780062397348
OCLC Number: 908628427
Notes: Edition statement taken from the introduction, page xiii.
Includes an afterword from the author and "P.S.: Insights, interviews & more" (author interview and book discussion, an excerpt from Original Zinn: conversations with David Barsamian, and recommended reading).
"A previous edition of this book was published in hardcover in 1999 as the Twentieth Anniversary Edition by HarperCollinsPublishers."--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 729, 16 pages ; 21 cm.
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 Clinton Presidency --
The Coming Revolt of the Guards --
The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism" --
Afterword.
Series Title: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Responsibility: Howard Zinn ; introduction by Anthony Arnove.

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"With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools--with its emphasis on great men in high places-- to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace. 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, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles--the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality--were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history."--

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