A People's History of the United States

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A People's History of the United States
Baker & Taylor
Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.

“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 hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author ofSpartacus and The Immigrants

“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People's History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.” Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn’s award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such asThe Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentaryThe People Speak testify to Zinn’s ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2010, c2003
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics deluxe ed
ISBN: 9780061965586
Branch Call Number: 973 Z
Characteristics: 729, 16 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 05, 2015
  • fralukas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

More relevant now than ever. Should be required reading for every American. Brings to light the story of how America came to be-who and what built it, what matters to us, and where we might be headed. Just the story of "The Starving Time of 1610 as compared with the myth of "The First Thanksgiving" illuminates the truth behind the mythology we all learn in school...The truth will set you free-if you can find it! Here you go

Mar 03, 2014
  • john_doh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nobody likes to look in the mirror and see a big zit. Zinn makes us do so and a lot of people don't like that (it's not polite to point out zits). America has seen itself as perfect for a long time and we are taught that all the way from grade school through college (and every day on Fox News). People say Zinn blames America for everything. Honestly the bull shit has been so steeped the other way for so long, it forced his hand to go over the top in pointing our our flaws. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, but without making people take a look at the horrors committed, the overwhelming ideology of America right or wrong will continue. Howard loves America and hates what our government has done in our name, from the beginning to the present.

Dec 02, 2013
  • extere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book should be a must for the schools. An eye opener !!

Aug 05, 2013
  • elle_em rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An important read. Sometimes I agreed with the historical narrative so much that Zinn's additional explanation and comments were voicing my own view.

May 13, 2013
  • Ellington4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A brilliant and mind-opening book. A classic with great relevance for today.

Aug 26, 2012
  • pikachu025 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Read this in APUSH, and this is one of the few history books I've found enjoyable.

Jan 24, 2012
  • Amille05 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A classic!

Oct 06, 2011

chapter 10

May 01, 2011
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

history from the left

Apr 09, 2011
  • zbN8MbMu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It would be to your advantage to have a copy as a featured reference in every north American's home library. After reading this 600+ page history I bought a copy for myself. This history is about those Americans who did not win and could not write and publish the history of the USA. Personally, I think this should be required reading in every Canadian school teaching a course in USA history. The truth will out and yes, sometimes it is very depressing to read!

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