By Howard Zinn
This strong and debatable learn turns orthodox American historical past the wrong way up to painting the social turmoil at the back of the "march of progress".Known for its energetic, transparent prose in addition to its scholarly examine, A People's historical past is the single quantity to inform America's tale from the perspective of - and within the phrases of - America's ladies, manufacturing unit employees, African-Americans, local american citizens, the operating bad, and immigrant employees. As historian Howard Zinn exhibits, a lot of America's maximum battles - the fights for reasonable salary, an eight-hour workday, child-labor legislation, healthiness and defense criteria, common suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - have been performed on the grassroots point, opposed to bloody resistance. overlaying Christopher Columbus's arrival throughout the Clinton years A People's background of the United States, which used to be nominated for the yankee ebook Award in 1981, is an insightful research of an important occasions in US history.
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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn