A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

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Downloadable Audiobook - 1995
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"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.



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For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version 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, Zinn's 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 -- its women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles -- labor laws, women's rights, racial equality -- were carried out at the grassroots level, against steel-willed resistance. This edition of A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of some of the most important events in this country in the past one hundred years.

Featuring a preface and afterword read by the author himself, this audio continues Howard Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.



Publisher: New York :, HarperPerennial,, 1995
ISBN: 9780061968358
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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JDWW
Sep 09, 2017

This is 34 hours long, and the hoopla version doesn't have chapters or timestamps. There's really no way to search for a specific passage unless you know the exact time it occurs. I prefer YouTube for this.

...great book!

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atemp
Jul 14, 2014

Howard Zinn lied to the FBI when he denied ever being a member of the Communist Party-USA. He died an unrepentant and unapologetic liar and hardcore Marxist.

Despite the misleading title of his polemic screed, "A People's History" is anything *but* history. It should more honestly be called, "America Sucks, and Here's Why". Zinn was a brilliant, wicked man.

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autnagrag
Nov 05, 2012

Don't believe it. There is __not__ an mp3 download available, no matter what you read here.

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