A Peoples History of the United States

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A People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Aristotext
Release Date: 1996
ISBN 10:
Pages: 675 pages

A People's History of the United States Book Summary : In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

A People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 0062466674
Pages: 784 pages

A People's History of the United States Book Summary : "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.

A People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Release Date: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1456610813
Pages: 619 pages

A People's History of the United States Book Summary : The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People's History of the United States has made Howard Zinn's original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter, this edition spans American Beginnings, Reconstruction, the Civil War and through to the present, with new chapters on the Clinton Presidency, the 2000 elections, and the "War on Terrorism."

A Young People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Release Date: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1583229450
Pages: 464 pages

A Young People's History of the United States Book Summary : A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

A People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 1317325303
Pages: 744 pages

A People's History of the United States Book Summary : This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History 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 America's greatest battles - the fights for 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 the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

A People's History of American Empire
Author: Howard Zinn,Mike Konopacki,Paul Buhle
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date: 2008-04
ISBN 10: 9780805087444
Pages: 273 pages

A People's History of American Empire Book Summary : Adapted from the critically acclaimed chronicle of U.S. history, a study of American expansionism around the world is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from Wounded Knee to Iraq, in a volume created in the format of a graphic novel. Simultaneous. 100,000 first printing.

Voices of a People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn,Anthony Arnove
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Release Date: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 9781583229477
Pages: 329 pages

Voices of a People's History of the United States Book Summary : Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

A People's History of Florida, 1513-1876
Author: Adam Wasserman
Publisher: Adam Wasserman
Release Date: 2009-05
ISBN 10: 1442167092
Pages: 634 pages

A People's History of Florida, 1513-1876 Book Summary : Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, predicted that the bottom class perspective of history would eventually gain ground, enveloping the old way of narrating history as told by the powerful. Since then, numerous historical events have been redefined through the outlook of common people that were involved from the bottom-up, forever altering how we understand history. No more romantic diatribes glittered in patriotic myths. No more traditional heroes, standardized viewpoints, unquestionable "facts," or generalized falsehoods. Just plain raw truth that is not afraid to stampede powerful governments with the herd of popular outrage. A People's History of Florida follows the People's History tradition, documenting the active involvement of African-Americans, indigenous people, women, and poor whites in shaping the Sunshine State's history.

A People's History for the Classroom
Author: Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
Release Date: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 0942961390
Pages: 109 pages

A People's History for the Classroom Book Summary : Presents a collection of lessons and activities for teaching American history for students in middle school and high school.

A People's History of the Civil War
Author: David Williams
Publisher: New Press, The
Release Date: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 1595587470
Pages: 322 pages

A People's History of the Civil War Book Summary : “Does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States did for the study of American history in general.” —Library Journal Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War as viewed though the eyes of ordinary people—foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and firsthand testimony, this path-breaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America’s most destructive conflict. A People’s History of the Civil War is a “readable social history” that “sheds fascinating light” on this crucial period. In so doing, it recovers the long-overlooked perspectives and forgotten voices of one of the defining chapters of American history (Publishers Weekly). “Meticulously researched and persuasively argued.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A People's History of the United States
Author: Page Smith
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1976
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

A People's History of the United States Book Summary : No other modern history of the United States in comparable in amplitude to this multivolume work. What Bancroft and McMaster, in their presentation of United States history, did for preceeding generations, "A People's History of the United States" does for ours. Every volume presents a panorama of events, personalities and background of the times. Again and again, Professor Smith reveals recondite facts about his vast subject, fresh interpretations, provocative musings and the humane, democratic spirit that breathes through these pages and makes his work so entirely readable and rewarding.--Book jacket.

A People's History of Sports in the United States
Author: Dave Zirin
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 1595581006
Pages: 302 pages

A People's History of Sports in the United States Book Summary : Offers insight into the role of politics, pop culture, and other influences on the nation's athletics, in a narrative account that places an emphasis on how race-related conflicts have had a significant impact on sporting events.

A People's History of the Supreme Court
Author: Peter Irons
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2006-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781101503133
Pages: 576 pages

A People's History of the Supreme Court Book Summary : A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." To understand key issues facing the supreme court and the current battle for the court's ideological makeup, there is no better guide than Peter Irons. This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Howard Zinn. "A sophisticated narrative history of the Supreme Court . . . [Irons] breathes abundant life into old documents and reminds readers that today's fiercest arguments about rights are the continuation of the endless American conversation." -Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 0807000418
Pages: 312 pages

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Book Summary : 2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: “The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them.” Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

Voices of a People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn,Anthony Arnove
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2004
ISBN 10:
Pages: 665 pages

Voices of a People's History of the United States Book Summary : Letter, poems, speeches, and essays are collected in this book that tells the story of the United States from the perspective of people left out of history books, such as women, workers, Native Americans, and Latinos.