The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Critics assert blatant omissions of important historical episodes, uncritical reliance on biased sources, and systematic failures to examine opposing views. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. If you look through high school textbooks and elementary school textbooks in American history, you will find Andrew Jackson the frontiersman, soldier, democrat, man of the people — not Jackson the slaveholder, land speculator, executioner of dissident soldiers, exterminator of Indians.
About this Item: Seven Stories Press. This first volume begins with the arrival of Christopher Columbus through the strikes and rebellions of the industrial age. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States. He characterized the book as an overly simplistic narrative of elite villains and oppressed people, with no attempt to understand historical actors in the context of the time in which they lived. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
Zinn also argues that while nonviolent tactics may have been required for Southern civil rights activists, militant actions such as those proposed by were needed to solve the problems of black. About this Item: Condition: Good. Zinn told tales well, stories that, while familiar to historians, often remained unknown to wider publics. Other topics covered include the , the , , , , the , the , the , the , the , U. The goal of the project is to give American students accurate and complete versions of U.
People and events from the feminist movement covered include 's , , , the National Domestic Workers Union, , , 's , and. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. A People's History of the United States. Volume 1, Columbus to the Spanish American War Author: Rebecca Stefoff; Howard Zinn Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2007. A four-volume series that looks at Australian history thematically, not chronologically.
A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States. About this Item: Seven Stories Press. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Not only does he use firsthand account of witnesses to Columbus' presence in the islands, he also provides statistics of native casualties to present this different side of history. I stood against the wall for a Zinn talk at the University of Oregon around the time of the 1992 Columbus Quincentenary. Spine may show signs of wear.
Writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Christopher Phelps, associate professor of American studies in the School of American and Canadian Studies at the wrote: Professional historians have often viewed Zinn's work with exasperation or condescension, and Zinn was no innocent in the dynamic. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the for the French version of this book Une histoire populaire des États-Unis. Professor Zinn's chapter on Vietnam—bringing to life once again the free-fire zones, secret bombings, massacres and cover-ups—should be required reading for a new generation of students now facing conscription. Voices of a People's History of the United States. Another argument made by Zinn is that the were not necessary, as the U.
See our member profile for customer support contact info. Topics include the , , the , , , , the , the , , , and the. There are vivid descriptions of events that are usually ignored, such as the and the brutal suppression of the at the turn of this century. He missed a chance to explain how the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s have transformed the writing and teaching of history, how his People's History did not spring out of thin air but was an effort to synthesize a widely shared shift in historical sensibilities. About this Item: Seven Stories Press 2007-05-01, 2007. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Such stories are more often recounted in textbooks today; they were not at the time.
Zinn argues that the government began making reforms against discrimination although without making fundamental changes for the sake of changing its international image, but often did not enforce the laws that it passed. Zinn writes that President agitated for war for the purpose of. He describes the purpose of Columbus' expedition and his brutality towards the natives after his arrival. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus's arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers' rights, women's rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People's History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America's history.
Professors Michael Kazin and Michael Kammen condemn the book as a black-and-white story of elite villains and oppressed victims, a story that robs American history of its depth and intricacy and leaves nothing but an empty text simplified to the level of propaganda. He also shined an insistent light on the revolutionary struggles of impoverished farmers, feminists, laborers and resisters of slavery and war. Also covered are the popular movements and individuals that opposed corruption, such as the , , the , the , the , , , Eugene V. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. Zinn was often taken to task for peeling back the rosy veneer of much of American history to reveal sordid realities that had remained hidden for too long.
The spine may show signs of wear. Zinn argues that there will eventually be a movement made up not only of groups previously involved in radical change such as labor organizers, black radicals, Native Americans, feminists , but also members of the middle class who are starting to become discontented with the state of the nation. I am not worried about disillusioning young people by pointing to the flaws in the traditional heroes. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Kazin will be hard-pressed to charge Zinn with politicizing the intelligence here; the volume offers only Zinn's sparse introductions to each piece, letting the actors and their words speak for themselves. Zinn argues that attacks on the U. For Zinn, ordinary Americans seem to live only to fight the rich and haughty and, inevitably, to be fooled by them.