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People"s History of the United States

1492 to Present (P.S.)

by Howard Zinn

  • 180 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States History (General),
  • United States,
  • Social History,
  • History,
  • History - U.S,
  • History: American,
  • United States - General,
  • History / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages768
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9237502M
    ISBN 100060838655
    ISBN 109780060838652


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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-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the Cited by: A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn is a Harper Perennial Modern Classics publication.

I admit, up front, that this my first go at this book. I vaguely remember some controversy surrounding a history book that exposed the darker side of American History, and whether or not it belonged next to traditional history text in schools/5(K).

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People, Places, and Power —the Story of American Democracy. Welcome to the Companion Website to accompany both the comprehensive and concise editions of Of the People: A History of the United States.

Here you will find a broad spectrum of history resources, as well as chapter-specific materials, for both students (open access) and professors (password protected). "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a good overview of U.S.

history from the perspective of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. This is an important book. This is not a pleasant book to read. Dunbar-Ortiz demonstrates that the United States, since its founding, has been a colonial-settler empire/5. Asia, gold and spices.

For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East. Spain was recently unified, one of the new modern nation-states, like France, England, and Portugal.

Its population, mostly poor peasants, worked. Zinn utters perhaps the most honest words of A People’s History of the United States in the conclusion of the book’s edition, conceding that his work is “a biased account.” “I am.

Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States –­ ­a radical alternative to established textbooks when it was first published in – has today become a.

Free download or read online A Peoples History of the United States pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Howard Zinn. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

A People’s History of the United States Summary In A People’s History of the United States, Zinn aims to write an account of American history from the perspective of persecuted, powerless, marginalized people, rather than the usual pantheon of heroes and elites.

Consistently lauded for its lively, readable prose, this revised and updated edition of A People's History of the United States turns traditional textbook history on its head. Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American history from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword /5().

Howard Zinn (–) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations.

Table of : HarperCollins Publishers. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People represents a fundamental challenge to the textbooks that celebrate ‘liberty,’ ‘freedom,’ and the ‘rise of the American nation’ but fail to recognize the humanity—or often even the existence—of the Indigenous peoples who were here first, and are still here.

Our students will see the history of this country much more clearly when we put Indigenous people /5(64). AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 16, Custer died for your sins.

And so, this book would seem to suggest, did every other native victim of : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Buy a cheap copy of A People's History of the United States: book by Howard Zinn. “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 Free shipping over $Cited by: The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print.

The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners o From the National Book Award–winning author of An American Requiem. A classic since its original landmark publication inHoward Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the 4/5(4K).

This is a book to read critically and accompanied by other history texts, but I wish everyone with an orthodox education in US history would read this book. A People's History of the United States is an attempt to balance the scales by writing about the parts of US history that aren't often covered in depth.

It focuses particularly on the effects of government policy on the poor, women, and non-whites. Thank you for this information. I would love to see Roxanne Dunbar-Ortez’s book, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People” added to this list.

I bought a copy of the book last year and currently my oldest daughter has it. She normally home schools three of her children and now is home schooling all five of them.

Howard Zinn (–) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of numerous books including The People Speak, Passionate Declarations, and the autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train/5().

A classic since its original landmark publication inHoward Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - 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.

Zinn has no doubts about where he stands in this people's history: it is a history disrespectful of governments and respectful of people's movements of resistance.

So what we get here, instead of the usual survey of wars, presidents, and institutions, is a survey of. In the entire book, approximately six pages (one chapter) are dedicated to explaining the history and identities of Indigenous peoples. While there is a basic discussion of how colonialism introduced the gender binary in the United States, this book’s coverage of Indigenous queer history is insufficient.

Since its original landmark publication inA People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on /5(K).

E-BOOK EXCERPT. Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.

LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in A People’s History of the United States, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

At the end of the 15th century, in a place later known as the Bahamas, Arawak men and women emerged from their villages to watch as Christopher Columbus and his sailors came ashore. A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people.

A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from /5. Hey, if Matt Damon loved it. Hundreds of famous people have listed A People’s History of the United States as one of their favorite books.

One of the book’s more high-profile endorsements came in the Academy Award-winning film Good Will one scene, Matt Damon, playing a genius, tells Robin Williams to read Zinn’s book, adding, “that book’ll knock you on your ass.”.

The full text of Howard Zinn's superb people's history of the United States, spanning over years from Columbus's "discovery" of America in to the Clinton presidency in This extensive work is available online thanks to History Is A Weapon, who OCRed the text, though we heartily recommend our readers to buy a hard copy.

libcom. Since its original landmark publication inA People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history 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 4/5(47). A People’s History of the United States is also famously a rolodex of eminent names of activists, civil rights leaders and resisters who changed the American way.

For instance, starting with chapter six, Zinn illustrates the women who fought against inequality, listing names such as Anne Hutchinson, Margaret Fuller and Sojourner Truth.

4 An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States of conquest articulated a vision of all humankind united under a rule of law discoverable solely by human reason.

Un­ fortunately for the American Indian, the West's first tentative. Book – Non-fiction. By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Four hundred years of Native American history from a bottom-up perspective. Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.

Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.5/5(1).

In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them.

And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was. 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.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author /5(10). The history (and prehistory) of the United States, started with the arrival of Native Americans bef BC Numerous indigenous cultures formed, and many disappeared before The arrival of Christopher Columbus in the year started the European colonization of the colonies were formed afterand the early records and writings of John Winthrop make the United.

Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has turned history on its head for an entire generation of readers, telling the nation’s story from the viewpoints of ordinary people—the slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans who made their own history but whose voices are typically omitted from the historical record.