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A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of those rarely heard in mainstream histories. A People's History, though originally a dissident work, has become a major success and was a runner-up in 1980 for the National Book Award. It has been adopted for reading in some high schools and colleges across the United States and has been frequently revised, with the most recent edition covering events through 2003. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique for the French version of this book, Une histoire populaire des Etats-Unis. Over one million copies have been sold.

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ISBN-10:  0060838655
ISBN-13:  978-0060838652
Author:  Howard Zinn
Publisher:  Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Date Published:  August 2, 2005
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review by . June 13, 2010
This book on American history made me cry and made me surprised at the way we Americans treated our people. It was the first time that I heard about how we mistreated the Indians, the workers, the Chinese, and how deeply we had exploited the African-Americans. i was chagrined, because I am a history major, but a European specialist. I looked up other books by Zinn and realized that he was a socialist and a liberal so he oriented his book towards the exploited classes and resistence movements against …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
After you read it once, you will be back for more. Just to refresh your memory
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Make sure you look past the author's prejudices so you can get the most out of this good book about some of the events that have shaped American history.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Anybody that is interested in learning real American history should check this book out it's outstanding. Very sorry to hear of Mr. Zinns passing earlier this year.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
must read for all those living in the united states of america.
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
good social history.
review by . August 20, 2009
 This book doesnt claim to be The History... it only states events and happenings from a different perspective.. its written very well and its a must read even though you might disagree with the perspective... it encourages you to think. Not just about history, but about now.. and where we are going.  
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
Gives a diff perspective on all the major events in US History that teachers, professors and the media dont really shine enough light on..
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