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A People's History of the United States

1492-Present - 700 - 4807729

Taschenbuch von Howard Zinn

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Artikel-Nr.:
77229017
Im Sortiment seit:
07.01.2016
Erscheinungsdatum:
11/2015
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Zinn, Howard
Verlag:
Harper Collins Publ. USA
Imprint:
Harper Perennial
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Geschichte
Regionalgeschichte
Seiten:
729
Gewicht:
539 gr
Beschreibung
"A wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." -Howard Fast 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. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
Information zum Autor
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People's History of the United States , which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of numerous books including The People Speak , Passionate Declarations, and the autobiography, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
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