A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States - Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Thirty-fifth anniversary edition

Paperback (17 Nov 2015) | English

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Synopsis

"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 P

Book information

ISBN: 9780062397348
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Pub date:
Edition: Thirty-fifth anniversary edition
DEWEY: 973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3677
Number of pages: xxii, 729, 16
Weight: 566g
Height: 205mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 35mm