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A People's History of the United States by  Howard Zinn - Signed First Edition - 1980-01-01 - from The Book House in Dinkytown (SKU: 261091)

A People's History of the United States

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A People's History of the United States

by Zinn, Howard

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New York: Harper & Row, 1980-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good- Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. Harper & Row, 1980; stated First Edition, full number line; signed by Howard Zinn on front end page, dated 2004, no further inscription; 614pp. Binding is sturdy and square; text is very good throughout; faint liquid staining apparent on bottom edge of page block, cloth over foot of spine very slightly puckered; navy cloth boards otherwise show only very minor wear, light sunning to edges, gilt titling on spine remains bold and bright; light foxing to top edge of page block. Unclipped ($20.00) dust jacket edge-worn with a some small chips and closed tears at top edge, fraying over spine ends; DJ sunned over spine, title text faded but readable; light age-toning to jacket, light foxing around folds of jacket flaps. A presentable signed copy of Zinn's classic, foundational history of the United States from the ground up. From a private collection. Due to the size/weight of this book extra charges to apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools — with its emphasis on great men in high places — to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of — and in the words of — America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles — the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality — were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.Revised, updated, and featuring a new afterword by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.


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A People's History of the United States
Zinn, Howard
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Harper & Row
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