A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States : 1492 to Present

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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, working poor, and immigrant laborers.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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  • Paperback | 729 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 36mm | 612g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0060838655
  • 9780060838652
  • 8,760

About Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist.
Zinn grew up in Brooklyn in a working-class, immigrant household. At 18 he became a shipyard worker and then flew bomber missions during World War II. These experiences helped shape his opposition to war and passion for history. After attending college under the GI Bill and earning a Ph.D. in history from Columbia, he taught at Spelman, where he became active in the civil rights movement. After being fired by Spelman for his support for student protesters, Zinn became a professor of Political Science at Boston University, were he taught until his retirement in 1988. Zinn was the author of many books, including an autobiography and Passionate Declarations. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism.
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