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

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

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn has written a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited 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; the stories of people of color, women, native Americans, and working class laborers of all nationalities are told in their own words. While the book is precise enough to please specialists, it should satisfy any adult reader.