A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States

[highlights From the Twentieth Century]

Audiobook CD - 2002
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Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History isthe only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of--and in the wordsof--America's women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, andimmigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles--childlaborlaws, women's rights, racial equality--were carried out at the grass roots level,against bloody resistance.

Revised and updated with new chapters on Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election,and the "War on Terrorism," A People's History of the United States featuresinsightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, cp2002
ISBN: 9780060530068
0060530065
Branch Call Number: CD 973 Zin
Additional Contributors: Damon, Matt

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Jun 08, 2017

My comment is not about the text of the book but about the narration of the CD.
It is read by Matt Damon, so I anticipated a lively reading. But his narration is a flat, monotonous drone.

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Xmarilenax
Mar 24, 2017

Wonderful book, but it's abridged. :/

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dwindstr
Mar 09, 2014

Baloney. Zinn, unlike many historians, tells you right up front what his bias is...and that any historian who says they don't have a "perspective" is lying to you. A majority of the points made in the book are not the "rantings" of Zinn, but direct quotes from the Congressional Record or, for example, news stories in the New York Times as of 1865...etc etc. You are often left to draw your own conclusions from the new reports and arguments in Congress at the time of the historical event. Doesn't get better than that.

skidrick Oct 21, 2013

Save yourself a few hours of your life and read this comment rather than the book: everything evil in the world is the fault of the US government, which is illegitimate because most people don't vote but secretly agree with Howard Zinn. There is a history to be told from the eyes of the have-nots, but this isn't it - it's more like a ranting blog on a conspiracy website.

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