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A People’s History of the United States

Howard Zinn

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A People’s History of the United States (1980) explores American history from the perspective of the victims and the powerless rather than that of the victors and the powerful. American historian and philosopher Howard Zinn argues that the powerless—the Native Americans, the African Americans, the women, the children, the lower class, and the working class—are all largely omitted from America’s history books...

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PREVIEW

A People’s History of the United States (1980) explores American history from the perspective of the victims and the powerless rather than that of the victors and the powerful. American historian and philosopher Howard Zinn argues that the powerless—the Native Americans, the African Americans, the women, the children, the lower class, and the working class—are all largely omitted from America’s history books...