Synopses & Reviews
Containing Just the Twentieth-Century Chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, this reissue is brought up-to-date with coverage of events and developments since the mid-1980s, analyzing such incidents in modern political history as the Gulf War, the post -- Cold War "peace dividend", and the continuing debate over welfare. Highlighting not just the usual terms of presidential administrations and congressional activities, this book provides readers 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.
Challenging traditional interpretations of U.S. history, The Twentieth Century is the book for readers interested in gaining a more realistic and complete picture of our world.
"Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history.... A step toward a coherent new version of American history". -- New York Times Book Review
From the author of A People's History of the United States. "Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history."--Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review
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About the Author
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.