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Containing just the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this revised and updated edition includes two new chapters — covering Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism."

Highlighting not just the usual terms of presidential administrations and congressional activities, this book provides you with a "bottom-to-top" perspective, giving voice to our nation's minorities and letting the stories of such groups as African Americans, women, Native Americans, and the laborers of all nationalities be told in their own words.

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"Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history...His chapter on Vietnam — bringing to life once again the fire-free zones, secret bombings, massacres and cover-ups — should be required reading...A step toward a coherent new version of American history." New York Times Book Review

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"Zinn has written a brilliant and moving book from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories....An excellent antidote to establishment history." Library Journal

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"Howard Zinn's history is a very different one. It's about the folks at the bottom, the people." Philadelphia Bulletin

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"Zinn has written his masterwork, a Grand Tour of the 20th century's cultural landmarks, both great and small." Choice

About the Author

Howard Zinn is a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts.

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History, August 7, 2011 (view all comments by History)
I have been reading the newest version of Zinn's "The Twentieth Century" and once again have been reminded of what an excellent author and researcher he was. This book keeps one's attention and makes the reader start asking questions. If the purpose of reading Zinn is to look at our century through a different set of eyes then he surpassed his mark! "The Twentieth Century" forces one to reevaluate everything we have been taught. It is an excellent way to get students interested in comparative history - read Zinn and then read an American History textbook, debate, discuss,and analyze and Think, probably for the very first time, where you stand!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060530341
Subtitle:
A People's History
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
by Howard Zinn
Author:
by Howard Zinn
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States History 20th century.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
678-M
Publication Date:
20030204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.06x5.28x.90 in. .87 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060530341 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history...His chapter on Vietnam — bringing to life once again the fire-free zones, secret bombings, massacres and cover-ups — should be required reading...A step toward a coherent new version of American history."
"Review" by , "Zinn has written a brilliant and moving book from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories....An excellent antidote to establishment history."
"Review" by , "Howard Zinn's history is a very different one. It's about the folks at the bottom, the people."
"Review" by , "Zinn has written his masterwork, a Grand Tour of the 20th century's cultural landmarks, both great and small."
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