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

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-06
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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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.

Author Biography

Howard Zinn -- historian. playwright, and social activist -- was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progressp. 1
Drawing the Color Linep. 23
Persons of Mean and Vile Conditionp. 39
Tyranny Is Tyrannyp. 59
A Kind of Revolutionp. 77
The Intimately Oppressedp. 103
As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runsp. 125
We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank Godp. 149
Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedomp. 171
The Other Civil Warp. 211
Robber Barons and Rebelsp. 253
The Empire and the Peoplep. 297
The Socialist Challengep. 321
War Is the Health of the Statep. 359
Self-help in Hard Timesp. 377
A People's War?p. 407
"Or Does It Explode?"p. 443
The Impossible Victory: Vietnamp. 469
Surprisesp. 503
The Seventies: Under Control?p. 541
Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensusp. 563
The Unreported Resistancep. 601
The Coming Revolt of the Guardsp. 631
The Clinton Presidencyp. 643
The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism"p. 675
Afterwordp. 683
Bibliographyp. 689
Indexp. 709
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