posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 01:11 AM
I've been meaning to get to this for a while so, I'll just do it now. Currently, I'm reading a book called "A People's History of the United
States" by Howard Zinn. It is from 1492-Clinton Era. it debunks all the crap you've been force fed andI gotta hear from "you people."
Here is what people say about it:
Consistently lauded for its lively, readable prose, this revised and updated edition of A People's History of the United States turns traditional
textbook history on its head. Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of
all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American history from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword on the Clinton
If your last experience of American history was brought to you by junior high school textbooks--or even if you're a specialist--get ready for the
other side of stories you may not even have heard. With its vivid descriptions of rarely noted events, A People's History of the United States is
required reading for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the rich, rocky history of America."
"Zinn's work is an vital corrective to triumphalist accounts, but his uncompromising radicalism shades, at times, into cynicism. Zinn views the Bill
of Rights, universal suffrage, affirmative action and collective bargaining not as fundamental (albeit imperfect) extensions of freedom, but as
tactical concessions by monied elites to defuse and contain more revolutionary impulses; voting, in fact, is but the most insidious of the