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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 book written by Howard Zinn, an American historian, political scientist and social critic. The book was first published in 1980 and has been widely read and studied since then. It presents a history of the United States from the perspective of the marginalized groups and individuals whose experiences and perspectives have often been ignored in traditional historical accounts.

The book covers American history from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 to the Carter Administration in the 1970s. Zinn argues that the traditional historical narrative of the United States is incomplete and that it has been used to justify the country's political and economic system, rather than to reveal its injustices. He contends that the true history of the United States is the history of the struggles of the poor, workers, people of color, women, and other marginalized groups.

The book is known for its critical perspective on American history, particularly on the role of the U.S government, corporations and the military in shaping the country's history. Zinn's book is considered a classic in the field of history and has been widely used in high school and college classrooms. It has been translated into several languages and has been used as a resource by scholars, educators, and activists.

Zinn's book is also recognized for its influence on the New Left, a political movement in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s that sought to challenge the status quo and promote social and political change. It is also considered a cornerstone of modern American historical revisionism.

A People's History of the United States is a thought-provoking and challenging book that encourages readers to question traditional historical narratives and to think critically about the past, present, and future of the United States. It continues to be widely read and studied today and is considered a classic in the field of American history.

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