A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present

by Howard Zinn

In A People's History, Howard Zinn has written a brilliant, moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited, both politically and economically, and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.

This book is an excellent antidote to establishment history, especially high school textbooks. Seldom have quotations been so effectively used; as the stories of people of color, women, native Americans, and working class laborers of all nationalities are told in their own words. Informative and insightful, this book is precise enough to please specialists, but simple enough to satisfy any interested reader.