A People’s History Of The United States- Paperback
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This was the first book that humanized by Taino identity. It is one I go back to over and over again.
For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version 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 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’ arrival through President Clinton’s first term, A People’s History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.