By Howard Zinn
This robust and arguable learn turns orthodox American historical past the other way up to painting the social turmoil in the back of the "march of progress".Known for its energetic, transparent prose in addition to its scholarly examine, A People's heritage is the one quantity to inform America's tale from the perspective of - and within the phrases of - America's girls, manufacturing unit staff, African-Americans, local americans, the operating bad, and immigrant workers. 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 security 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 historical past of the United States, which was once nominated for the yank publication Award in 1981, is an insightful research of an important occasions in US history.
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