With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative 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 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, 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.
- Paperback: 729 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics (August 2, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060838655
- ISBN-13: 9780062397348
- UNSPSC Code: 55101500
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds