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Volumes One and Two of the bestselling series now in a single enhanced edition!

Now in paperback with illustrations, this is the new, revised, and updated single volume young adult edition of Howard Zinn’s classic telling of American history. A 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, Zinn’s forthcoming televised series, 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’ 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 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.

Howard Zinn is the author of numerous books, including A People's History of the United States, as well as many recent books published by Seven Stories Press: Voices of a People’s History of the United States and Terrorism and War, both with Anthony Arnove; The Zinn Reader; and the Spanish-language edition of A People’s History of the United States, La otra historia. He is professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki’s award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

Young People's History of the US

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Now 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.

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The classic bottom-up history of the US retold for young adults.

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A 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 Peoples History of the United States.

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbuss arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers rights, womens 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 Peoples History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding Americas history. In so doing, he reminds readers that Americas true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

About the Author

Historian and activist Howard Zinn's visionary telling of our history is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. In A People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and, in Spanish, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. Zinn's other books include the newly updated The Zinn Reader, Terrorism and War with Anthony Arnove, the autobiographical You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the play Marx in Soho. Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

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Robert Wallace, April 10, 2011 (view all comments by Robert Wallace)
This a great version of the original, adapted for students. I am using it to help supplement my stepson's education. As a summer project he, his mom, and I will read it and discuss it.

I was inspired to do this after the young man's principal told him in conversation that there was no really no difference between the black panthers and the KKK. I realized I couldn't leave his education up to such people.

It will take good facilitation to work through it. Otherwise the sad truths about our history might be depressing and lead to cynicism.
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Susan Jacobson, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
this is a wonderful book for a young person. it is a book that will ring true--it may shatter some comfortable myths, but it offers much more in place of them, in terms of inspiration.
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Susan Jacobson, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Jacobson)
this is a wonderful book for a young person. it is a book that will ring true--it may shatter some comfortable myths, but it offers much more in place of them, in terms of inspiration.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228692
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
Triangle Square
Author:
Stefoff, Rebecca
Adapted by:
Stefoff, Rebecca
Adapted:
Stefoff, Rebecca
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 B&W illustrations and photographs
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.6 x 1.2 in 18 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Now 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
The classic bottom-up history of the US retold for young adults.
"Synopsis" by , A 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 Peoples History of the United States.

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbuss arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers rights, womens 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 Peoples History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding Americas history. In so doing, he reminds readers that Americas true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

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