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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

"A People's History of the United States" is a non-fiction book written by Howard Zinn, first published in 1980. The book is a history of the United States from the perspective of marginalized and oppressed groups, including Native Americans, African Americans, women, and working-class people. The book covers American history from 1492 to the present, with a focus on the impact of political and economic power on these groups and the role of resistance and rebellion in shaping the country's history.

The book has been widely praised for its unique perspective on American history and its ability to challenge the dominant narrative. It has been used as a textbook in high schools and colleges across the country and has sold over 2.5 million copies. Zinn's book has been influential in shaping how history is taught and viewed, especially in regards to the perspectives of marginalized groups and the role of resistance and rebellion in shaping the history of the country. However, it has also been criticized for its lack of attention to some important events and figures and for some of the author's political bias.

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