A Young People's History of the United States - (For Young People) by Howard Zinn (Paperback)
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About the BookNow revised and updated, this classic telling of American history is a companion volume to "The People Speak," Zinn's forthcoming televised series, adapted from "A People's History of the United States." 50 illustrations & photos.
Book SynopsisA Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States.
Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus's arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers' rights, women's rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People's History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America's history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.
"Zinn has written a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited ... the book is an excellent antidote to establishment history ... While the book is precise enough to please specialists, it should satisfy any adult reader." --Library Journal "In many years of searching, we have not found one history book we would recommend to them--until [the] just published A Young People's History of the United States. This is the edition of A People's History that we have all been waiting for." --Deborah Menkart, executive director, Teaching for Change "Zinn's work exemplifies an approach to history that is radical, regardless of its subject or geographical location. He tells us the untold story, the story of the world's poor, the world's workers, the world's homeless, the world's oppressed, the people who don't really qualify as real people in official histories. Howard Zinn painstakingly unearths the details that the powerful seek to airbrush away. He brings official secrets and forgotten histories out into the light, and in doing so, changes the official narrative that the powerful have constructed for us. He strips the grinning mask off the myth of the benign American Empire. To not read Howard Zinn is to do a disservice to yourself." --Arundhati Roy "[Zinn] gives a real insight into history that is often left out of textbooks. Highly recommended." --Socialist Review
About the AuthorThe visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922-2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a "just war," because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People's History of the United States, its companion volumeVoices of a People's History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. REBECCA STEFOFF is the author of more than 100 nonfiction books for children and young adults, and she has adapted several best-selling history books for younger readers.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.95 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .95 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10 Years
Series Title: For Young People
Sub-Genre: Social Topics
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Triangle Square
Theme: Prejudice & Racism
Author: Howard Zinn
Street Date: June 2, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4841
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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- 4 years ago
I have appreciated the perspective of Howard Zinn’s people’s history of the US for years. This book does well to be able to offer the same perspective to my 10 year old.
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LOL_123 - 14 years ago
This book is a great book with words that are able to be understood and read by teens.This book is an excellent choice for schools because what is wrong or not taught in those huge textbooks filled with non-sense these small books are filled with so much information. :)