A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
Publish date: August 2nd 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 768
Edition language: English
In many ways, this is not my typical five-star review. The People's History of the United States is tedious, repetitive, and an overall slog to get through. Though so much of the information provided is wholly interesting, some of the Zinn's examples are merely empty fodder and these cause the alrea...
One late night, having been sucked into a dead end conversation with a drunk old man, it came out that I had studied history in college and that I had focused on Irish history. "Irish history!?," he shouted. "Why there wouldn't be any Irish history without the English!" The "great man" theory o...
I use the first book at least once during each of my American history classes and keep it close at hand for reference when reading other American history books. What sets this book apart from other extensive American history books is that Zinn focused on the people of American history, rather than e...
History of the U.S. from a Marxist & humanist perspective.
I was assigned this work for my introduction to political science course in college. I have to admit I groaned at the very title when I saw it on the syllabus, suspecting what I was in for. And yeah, this book was about what I expected--very much a very hard left wing--no, Marxist interpretation of ...
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