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By Howard Zinn

Seeing that its unique landmark ebook in 1980, A People's historical past of the USA has been chronicling American historical past from the ground up, throwing out the professional model of heritage taught in schools–with its emphasis on nice males in excessive places–to specialize in the road, the house, and the workplace.

Known for its energetic, transparent prose in addition to its scholarly learn, A People's historical past is the single quantity to inform America's tale from the perspective of–and within the phrases of–America's ladies, manufacturing facility employees, African american citizens, local american citizens, operating bad, and immigrant workers. As historian Howard Zinn exhibits, lots of our country's maximum battles–for a good salary, an eight-hour workday, child-labor legislation, overall healthiness and protection criteria, common suffrage, women's rights, racial equality–were performed on the grassroots point, opposed to bloody resistance. masking Christopher Columbus's arrival throughout the 2000 Election and the "war on terrorism," A People's heritage of the us, which used to be nominated for the yankee e-book Award in 1981 and has offered a couple of million copies, gains insightful research of an important occasions in our history.

This re-creation includes new chapters masking the Clinton presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism," carrying on with Zinn's very important contribution to an entire and balanced knowing of yank history.

About the Author
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) used to be a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books contain A People's heritage of the United States, which has bought greater than million copies.

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76. The book was Ross Y. Koen’s The China Lobby in American Politics (New York: Macmillan, 1960). Not only did Macmillan withdraw the book in 1960, it went so far as to deny ever publishing it. Fortunately a few copies survived in libraries, including the library at UC-Berkeley. The book was eventually republished by Octagon in 1974. See this book, 193-94. 77. Scott and Marshall, Cocaine Politics, 172-73. S. 1 All four wars were fought in or near significant oil-producing areas. * The American habit of training, arming, and financing its drug-trafficking allies in order to help secure oil resources abroad has been a major factor in the huge increase in global illicit drug trafficking since World War 11.

48. ” 49. ” Robert Baer, See No Evil (New York: Crown, 2002), 243-44. But Baer’s complaint against the oil lobby’s influence was not that of a loner. His book, which complained of CIA inaction against Iranian terrorists like Imad Mughniyah, was released in January 2002, amid a flurry of Mossad and other pro-Israel attacks pointing fingers at Mughniyah’s and Iran’s backing of terrorism in the Middle East. htm1 (pro-Israeli attacks on Mughniyah in the same week). 50. Demaris, Dirty Business, 191.

S. Navy, see Daniel Yergin, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power (New York Simon & Schuster, 1991); Ovid Demaris, Dirty Business (New York Avon, 1975), 191-289. 18. For analyses of defense and foreign policy lobbying, see Jerry W. : Doubleday, 1977). 19. Larry €? Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise ofthe Taliban (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001), 68. 20. John K. Cooley, Unholy Wars; Afghanistan, America, and International Terrorism (London: Pluto, 1999), 75.

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