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Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this A People's History of the United States - Kindle edition by Howard Zinn. Download it once and read it on eBook features: Highlight, take notes, and. Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history . Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this A People's History of the United States by [Zinn, Howard].
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Paperback Verified Purchase. Had the great honor to have had a semester of U. History with Dr.
Zinn, my freshman year of college. I was the only African American student in the class, and I was affected greatly from hearing him speak daily on the intricacies of what was and what wasn't in the seminal history of the country: Moreso, power run amok.
Howard was my mentor, and my friend. Don't buy a summary. Read the book. I still have the textbook he assigned me. Zinn starts out warning the reader he will Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. In short summary, this book is basically propaganda and should be renamed "All rich people must die.
This book actually starts off really great! Zinn starts out warning the reader he will not be taking a neutral stance and says he will view history only from the oppressed. He then starts off doing just that, watching the invasion of the Americas from the point of view of the natives, the revolution from the poor, slavery from those enslaved, etc etc etc.
All good stuff, and I really enjoyed these parts.
It was a great look into all the atrocities that have been dealt in the name of civilization, and a fresh remainder of the human cost to get us where we are today. It was also a solid reminder that just because something is law, or generally accepted, doesn't mean it is right, and we need to constantly challenge our perspectives.
But then, something really sinister happened. Zinn slowly but surely slid this book from a history of the oppressed to outright propaganda against anyone rich and anything capitalist.
It starts slowly, around the point where the poor felt taken advantage of by the rich as America was being colonized. My BS meter started ringing as I noted how Zinn would change how he described the poor and the rich.
The poor were always broken down into individuals, with history and struggles aplenty, and there transgressions against each other deflected to others. Meanwhile, the rich and powerful were always described in blocks, as one mass thinking-breathing unit that plotted and schemed to keep the poor down. Let me provide some examples of both. Apparently, according to Zinn, poor whites only discriminated against blacks because the rich told them to.
Apparently, according to Zinn, poor whites invading Indian land was only due to rich people forcing them to. Apparently, according to Zinn, non-land owning whites were only given the right to vote so the rich could keep exploiting them.
Apparently, according to Zinn, all the reforms passed to give workers the right to vote around the mark was only down so to stop the poor from rioting so the rich could continue exploiting everyone.
Apparently, according to Zinn, everything any rich or powerful person ever did in their life was done as a concentrated act of evil to hurt those without money. It's insane the mental hoops this guy jumps through to make good acts, like giving workers rights and people the vote, seem like nothing but a evil tool used by the wicked rich to hurt people! I mean, come on!
At this point, all the fighting the workers have been doing for rights and respect in the workplace is starting to bear fruit, and Zinn calls every win an evil deed JUST because it keeps the "capitalist system" propped up.
I mean, I know that sounds like a dumb thing to say, but he really does this. A rising middle class? A buffer for the rich to keep the poor down! The right to vote? A tool to make the poor complacent! Engineered by the rich to keep the poor divided! Are you poor and did something bad? Guess who Zinn feels is really to blame.
So I'm just done. Call me a wicked capitalist, but I just can't see how touching money suddenly sucks out all your humanity and hooks you into the rich-and-powerful hive mind, deserving of death.
And I certainly don't want to waste my time reading a book by a guy who's trying to force that viewpoint on me, under the guise of a "history" book. A wonderful book that will change how you see the world, much like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee did for those of us who grew up watching Hollywood westerns.
It presents history of farmers, slaves and factory workers in a way that is different, more human, and more believable than what we were taught by the public schools.
One of my top 5 books, and I've read many hundreds. Bought this book for a history class. I am a retired educator with two Masters degrees from reputable universities.
As broad as my education has been, I would not call myself truly well-educated without having read this classic adjunct to the typical canon presented at most institutions of higher learning.
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I have bought multiple copies over the years, as I tend to give them away to people who I think may be ready to open themselves to one of the most well-documented and unflinching historical records of the United States. A more honest, if less glorified story of the United States, including lots of things our country would rather you didn't hear about. It will never pass the local School Board's muster, which is why your should read it. This book is so important for the national discussion.
And, this book is a great contribution to the "People's" actual history of the United States.
I just received this book as a resource - I could not put it down. I took a break to see if Howard Zinn is alive and how I might meet him.
Unfortunately, all that we have are his Books, Plays, Interviews and Reflections. Being a playwright has certainly influenced his historical writings and style in this book.
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History is a story and he tells that story with great detail and courage. In addition, his truth is the truth of all of America since his perspective is from the viewpoint of the Indians when Columbus landed, the factory workers, women, African-Americans This is a must read. Reads like a novel. This book made history come alive and was far more authentic than what is taught in a traditional social studies class.
See all 3, reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Touching on such diverse Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible.
Whether his subject is war, race, politics, It is rare that a World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings together all this work, including the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus , along with a World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Never before published, an extraordinarily inspiring and radical conversation between Howard Zinn Toggle navigation.
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Dear Board of Trustees, As you know, during the last couple of years, the United States has been dealing with a serious problem: the steep decline in historical knowledge and analytical skills among young Americans. Bought this book for a history class. Read reviews that mention united states howard zinn american history high school history of the united peoples history required reading native americans history books civil war well written eye opening ever read eye opener christopher columbus years ago taught in school great book highly recommend middle class.
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