Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 20th Anniversary. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060194480
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060194480
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060194480
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Since its original landmark publication in 1980, "A People's History of the United States" has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history 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" 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, " which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060194480