This monumental book details the history of the United States from a different perspective than what is typically taught in schools. Howard Zinn, a professor and historian, provides an account of American history that focuses on the struggles and successes of average people – rather than powerful political and economic leaders. A People’s History Of The United States is an essential read for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of America’s past – and present.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of American history. It provides an account of the past that focuses on the struggles and successes of average people, rather than powerful political and economic leaders.
- It provides a different perspective on American history
- It offers interesting insights into the struggles and successes of average people
- It is an essential read for anyone interested in America’s past
- It is dense and can be difficult to read
- It covers a lot of ground, so some readers may find it overwhelming
- Not all sections are equally interesting
Learn more about the author
Howard Zinn (born August 24, 1922) is an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a Professor of Political Science at Boston University from 1964 to 1988. A People’s History Of The United States is his best-known work.
“Absolutely brilliant! This is the history book I’ve been waiting for all my life. It’s provocative, informative, and thoroughly readable.”
“This book is a great antidote to the patriotic propaganda that passes for history in our public schools. Howard Zinn shows how ordinary Americans have struggled against tyranny and exploitation, and often prevailed.”
“This is history from the bottom up, and it is a superb book. What makes it extraordinary is not only its exhaustive research and documentation of neglected aspects of our history but also its eloquent style.”
“A People’s History is a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited and oppressed. It is an antidote to all the patriotic propaganda that we are fed in our schools and through the media.”