A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States

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A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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  • Bruce Perry
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A People’s History of the United States is one of the best books mentioned by Chris Hedges. It's a bestseller and with good reason. The writing is superb as the author obviously knows the subject very well. I was always a bit of a history buff and there were some critical facts I was unaware of. It's also a great coffee table book!"
  • Charles Weaver
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love reading books that David Bowie recommends. I found A People's History of the United States and found it to be very thought provoking and almost intentionally forthright. I came across this book and almost felt like it was the best recapture of all the important events in the history of the country."
  • Danielle Silva
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "This book is yet another liberal attempt to downplay the American system for it's own agenda. You may regard the American truth as passed down by the ages from those who told the true story as it really was, that which is taught through the American school system. Or, you may choose to believe the radical rewritten beliefs of those who merely feel the need to destroy the very system which gave them the chance to defy logic and reality for which was so clearly presented through time. Perhaps this book should be used for entertainment purposes only, filed under fiction where it is better suited."
  • Alan Jenkins
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I have always love to listen to Rage Against the Machine. I think the best book I have read so far that the band like so far is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. "
  • Nicholas Scott
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Knowledge is power and reading A People's History of the United States made me feel a true American. Some stories were very sad but it makes me feel strong because am part of the minority group that really suffered for the sake of our country. The book made me see the world in a very different way."
  • Raúl González
    Written on April 26, 2018
    " A People’s History of the United States ,the book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America it is the best books portraying 21st-Century reality."
  • Jack Lopez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Assuming that FSO means Foreign Service Officer, I believe this solution is lacking. The solution does provide an author, publish date, and brief summary. However, there is no guarantee that an FSO will be covered in the book."
  • Rocío Olvera
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you are looking for a provocative look at the History of the United States this will satisfy you. A good book to debate and talk about with history nerds. You need to look at the information carefully because it is difficult to find support for some of the conjectures. "
  • Dylan Castillo
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A 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 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"
  • Frances Hall
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A People’s History of the United States is a highly recommended book for anyone who wants to learn about U.S. history. I enjoyed reading it and have gained a much better understanding of U.S. history than I ever learned in school. "
  • Kathryn Gardner
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn covers American history from the people who lived it, Native Americans, immigrants, factory workers, American Women. The book written in 1980's, is still relevant in today's society. This books tells the real story of history of America. "
  • Judy Woods
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This book really gets you thinking about what you know and have been told. I found it to be an eye opener and have read it several times."
  • Timothy Miller
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Great book. Howard Zinn has a bestseller in this one not by accident. A really thorough and in depth description of the history in America as a whole."
  • Humberto Bravo
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Learning about the History of the United States is a very good idea and one that our children would benefit so much from."
  • Manuel Cortés
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A People’s History of the United States gives you a lot of info on the country. Great read."
  • Peter Price
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I love teaching my kids about history and they love reading so I've been trying to find the best book. We recently tried "A People’s History of the United States." It was a well written, well thought out book that they really connected with and made them think. It's great for all ages and I would suggest it to all parents!"
    Deborah Bell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "When young people are studying history it is very important to explain it simply but in an intelligent way. This political scientist brings us on a journey of how the world has come to be as it is."
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  • Joseph Parker
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "There's been a lot of injustice in the history of America, and while not specifically about injustice, this book highlights a lot of it through it's analysis of american history. It's well written and interesting, never dry, and very accessible for a history book. If you're curious about the country then this could be the book for you"
    William Estrada
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Mr. Zinn has compiled the most honest and detailed look at the real history of our country ever. Full of facts and images not promoted in the public schools. If you want to know the truth of our history and our class struggles, this is the first place to look. "
  • George Arnold
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I like Howard Zinn, he is a brilliant man and I think I would enjoy reading this historic non fiction book. I love history books!"
  • Harry Wheeler
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "A People's History of the United States gives a look back at how we got to where we are as a country. I found the facts and insight very interesting."
  • Jesse Fox
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is a great read for your history class. It gives the a good perspective on the history of the united states."
    Marilyn Carr
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you want to understand American history, this is a must read book. Definitely a good to for history classes."
  • Susan Brewer
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "American History is considered to be a book that has made history dry and full of real attractions. This is a book about the history of the greatest power in the world in the journey of more than 300 years of America from a new continent to become the leading power. The United States has so far been experiencing many wars from outside to within, including the Indian War against Europeans, the struggle against black racism race, the struggle of women for equality, the struggle of the working class against capitalism. "
  • Joshua Ramos
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "This might be one of the best books I've ever read. A People's History of the United States has overall shifted my perception of the country that I live in. I don't know how else to recommend this piece of literature that all Americans should read."
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