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A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

Explore American history from the perspective of the people who shaped it, in this groundbreaking book. A People's History of the United States throws out the official narrative and focuses on the struggles and triumphs of everyday Americans, including women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, and immigrant laborers. From the fight for fair wages to the battle for women's rights, this book explores the grassroots movements that shaped our country. With lively prose and scholarly research, this classic bestseller is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand America's past and future.
Publish Date
first published in 1980
Goodreads Rating
Remembering the great Howard Zinn on the 1st anniv of his passing. "People's History of the U.S."--the book all Americans should read.      source
3 books every Latinx should read! Open Veins Of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano, 1491 by Charles Mann, Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States      source
I credit this book with propelling me to dig deeper, and to not always believe the narrative.      source
Totally changed the way I look at politics.      source
The books of my life. I’ve been wanting to assemble them for a long time. The stack is not complete, but each one of these books is written into my mind and heart and soul. Each one is a little part of who I am. Thank you, authors.      source
I started reading People's History of America and it was just what I was looking for. After this, I want to read the equivalent book about the Jews in Europe. I have very little idea what that was about other than it was rough and didn't end well. ;-)      source
FYI: what i read this year (following @vcstarterkit's rule) Bold the ones i would highly recommend. I switched to mainly listening to audiobooks and only "read" for entertainment. Hence mostly space scifi.      source