A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States


Downloadable Audiobook - 1995
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For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace.

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- its women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles -- labor laws, women's rights, racial equality -- were carried out at the grassroots level, against steel-willed resistance. This edition of A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of some of the most important events in this country in the past one hundred years.

Featuring a preface and afterword read by the author himself, this audio continues Howard Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

Publisher: New York :, HarperPerennial,, 1995
ISBN: 9780061968358
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Sep 09, 2017

This is 34 hours long, and the hoopla version doesn't have chapters or timestamps. There's really no way to search for a specific passage unless you know the exact time it occurs. I prefer YouTube for this.

...great book!

Jul 14, 2014

Howard Zinn lied to the FBI when he denied ever being a member of the Communist Party-USA. He died an unrepentant and unapologetic liar and hardcore Marxist.

Despite the misleading title of his polemic screed, "A People's History" is anything *but* history. It should more honestly be called, "America Sucks, and Here's Why". Zinn was a brilliant, wicked man.

Nov 05, 2012

Don't believe it. There is __not__ an mp3 download available, no matter what you read here.


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