WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/375697539

A people's history of the United States

A social and cultural history of the United States, beginning with the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492 and continuing through the 2000 presidential election and war on terrorism, focusing on the human cost of the decisions made by politicians and businessmen, and including a bibliography and index.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/about

http://schema.org/alternateName

  • "History of the United States, 1492-present"
  • "History of the United States"

http://schema.org/description

  • "Overview: 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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Revised and updated with two new chapters covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism." A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Open-minded readers will prophet from Professor Zinn's account, and historians may view it as a step toward a coherent new version of American history."
  • "A social and cultural history of the United States, beginning with the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492 and continuing through the 2000 presidential election and war on terrorism, focusing on the human cost of the decisions made by politicians and businessmen, and including a bibliography and index."@en
  • "Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out 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. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History 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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles'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 the 2000 Election and the "war on terrorism," A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981 and has sold more than one million copies, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. This new edition contains two new chapters covering the Clinton presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism," continuing Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history."@en
  • "A history of the United States, from 1492 through the early years of the Clinton presidency, told from the point of view of African-Americans, women, Native Americans, and poor laborers of all nationalities, who have been politically and economically exploited."
  • "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, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Revised and updated with two new chapters covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 election, and the "war on terrorism", a People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history."
  • "Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out 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. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History 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 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 our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history."@en
  • "Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress."@en
  • "Consistently lauded for its lively, readable prose, this revised and updated edition of A People's History of the United States turns traditional textbook history on its head. Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American history from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword on the Clinton presidency. Addressing his trademark reversals of perspective, Zinn--a teacher, historian, and social activist for more than 20 years--explains, "My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all)--that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth." If your last experience of American history was brought to you by junior high school textbooks--or even if you're a specialist--get ready for the other side of stories you may not even have heard. With its vivid descriptions of rarely noted events, A People's History of the United States is required reading for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the rich, rocky history of America."
  • "Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress."

http://schema.org/genre

  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

http://schema.org/name

  • "A people's history of the United States 1492 - present"
  • "A People's history of the United States : 1492-present"
  • "A people's history of the United States"@en
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492 to present"@en
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492 to present"
  • "A people's history of the United States"
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492-Present"@en
  • "A People's history of the United States"
  • "People's History of the United States 1492 to Present"
  • "A People's History of the United States : 1492 to Present"
  • "A people's history of the United States 1492- present"
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492 - present"
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492 - present"@en
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492-2001"
  • "A people's history of the United States 1492-present"
  • "A people's history of the united states 1492 to present"@en
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492-present"
  • "A people's history of the United States : 1492-present"@en
  • "A People's History of the United States 1492 to Present"@en
  • "A people's history of the United States, 1492-present"
  • "A people's history of the United States, 1492-present"@en
  • "A People's History of the United States 1492-Presenttates"@en

http://schema.org/workExample