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The Resource A people's history of the United States : 1492-present, Howard Zinn

A people's history of the United States : 1492-present, Howard Zinn

Label
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present
Title
A people's history of the United States
Title remainder
1492-present
Statement of responsibility
Howard Zinn
Title variation
History of the United States
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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DLC
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1922-2010
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Zinn, Howard
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.Z75 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • Estados Unidos
Label
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present, Howard Zinn
Link
http://booknotes.org/Watch/155006-1/Howard+Zinn.aspx
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-682) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom
  • The Other Civil War
  • Robber Barons and Rebels
  • The Empire and the People
  • The Socialist Challenge
  • War Is the Health of the State
  • Self-help in Hard Times
  • A People's War?
  • "Or Does It Explode?"
  • The Impossible Victory: Vietnam
  • Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress
  • Surprises
  • The Seventies: Under Control?
  • Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus
  • The Unreported Resistance
  • The Clinton Presidency and the Crisis of Democracy
  • The Coming Revolt of the Guards
  • Afterword for the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Drawing the Color Line
  • Persons of Mean and Vile Condition
  • Tyranny Is Tyranny
  • A Kind of Revolution
  • The Intimately Oppressed
  • As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs
  • We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God
Control code
ocm42420960
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
702 pages
Isbn
9780060194482
Lccn
99047393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42420960
  • (OCoLC)42420960
Label
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present, Howard Zinn
Link
http://booknotes.org/Watch/155006-1/Howard+Zinn.aspx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-682) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom
  • The Other Civil War
  • Robber Barons and Rebels
  • The Empire and the People
  • The Socialist Challenge
  • War Is the Health of the State
  • Self-help in Hard Times
  • A People's War?
  • "Or Does It Explode?"
  • The Impossible Victory: Vietnam
  • Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress
  • Surprises
  • The Seventies: Under Control?
  • Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus
  • The Unreported Resistance
  • The Clinton Presidency and the Crisis of Democracy
  • The Coming Revolt of the Guards
  • Afterword for the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Drawing the Color Line
  • Persons of Mean and Vile Condition
  • Tyranny Is Tyranny
  • A Kind of Revolution
  • The Intimately Oppressed
  • As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs
  • We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God
Control code
ocm42420960
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
702 pages
Isbn
9780060194482
Lccn
99047393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42420960
  • (OCoLC)42420960

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