Scott's Book Review

A People’s History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

Scott

A People’s History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, acting as a corrective to the official version of history taught in schools (with its emphasis on great men in high places), to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

 

Since first publication in 1980 this book has been celebrated for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research. The American story is told 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 labourers. Howard Zinn (https://www.howardzinn.org/) shows how the history of the people was largely about struggle – the fight for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labour laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women’s rights, and racial equality.

 

Covering Christopher Columbus’s arrival through to President Clinton’s first term, A People’s History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in American history.

 

Check if this work of popular history is in stock at your local library by consulting the online catalogue at https://www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH

 

 

729 pages in Harper

First published 1980

ISBN 978-0062693013

 

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Howard Zinn

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