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A People’s History of the United States

A brilliant and moving history of the American people

By Howard Zinn
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A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

A People’s History of the United States (2015, first edition 1980) walks you through the United States’ past from the perspective of the marginalized, the disenfranchised and the oppressed. These blinks describe a history of uprisings, protests and activism in the face of a government built for the rich.

  • Activists and advocates of social change
  • Students of political science and US history
  • Readers looking for a fresh perspective on the US government

Howard Zinn was an influential historian and social activist who wrote dozens of popular books on human rights, politics and social injustice. He taught political science at Boston University for many years before passing away of a heart attack in 2010.

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