A People's History of the United States

Pan Macmillan, 23/10/2014 - 608 páginas

As seen in the award-winning feature film, Lady Bird.

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up the point of view.

There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged.

Historian and social activist Howard Zinn relays history in the words of America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War – from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the "War on Terror" – A People's History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

'A brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.' – Library Journal

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Howard Zinn (1922-2010) grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At the age of eighteen he became a shipyard worker and three years later joined the Air Force where he flew bomber missions during World War II.

He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and taught at Spelman College, where he served as an advisor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and worked with young Civil Rights movement activists, including Alice Walker and Marian Wright Edelman. Zinn led anti-war protests, went to Vietnam with Daniel Berrigan, and testified in Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers trial.

Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His most famous book, A People's History of the United States, has sold more than two million copies.

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