A People's History of the United States
26%
off

A People's History of the United States

4.07 (151,277 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast

With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative 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 features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 33mm | 544g
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062397346
  • 9780062397348
  • 8,646

About Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of many books, including the autobiography You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, The People Speak, and Passionate Declarations.
show more

Rating details

151,277 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 46% (68,966)
4 30% (45,242)
3 15% (22,750)
2 5% (7,407)
1 5% (6,912)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X