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A People's History of the United States With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the books thirty five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American historySince its original landmark publication in , A People s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schoolswith its emphasis on great men in high placesto focus on the street, the home, and the, workplaceKnown for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People s History of the United States is the only volume to tell America s story from the point of view ofand in the words ofAmerica s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country s greatest battlesthe fights for a fair wage, an eight hour workday, child labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women s rights, racial equalitywere carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistanceCovering Christopher Columbus s arrival through President Clinton s first term, A People s History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in , features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history

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