Product Description THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A wonderful, splendid bookâa book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." âHoward Fast Historian Howard Zinnâs A Peopleâs History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schoolsâwith its emphasis on great men in high placesâto focus on the street, the home, and the workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, it is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view ofâand in the words ofâAmerica's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battlesâthe fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equalityâwere 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 features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.Â This edition also includes an introduction by Anthony Arnove, who wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Zinn and who coauthored, with Zinn, Voices of a Peopleâs History of the United States. Review â[ A Peopleâs History of the United States is] one of the most important books I have ever read in a long life of reading...Itâs a wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.â ( Howard Fast) âProfessor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters and fugitive slaves. . . . [It] should be required reading.â ( Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review) "Howard Zinn's work literally changed the conscience of a generation. And the series of 'people's histories' derived from this great work have provided new understanding of who we are and what we should aspire to be."Â ( Noam Chomsky) "A brilliant and moving history of the American people." ( Library Journal) "A brilliantly written story about the U.S. through the lives of those too often overlooked." ( Time magazine) About the Author Howard Zinn (1922â2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A Peopleâs History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author ofÂ numerous books including The People Speak, Passionate Declarations, andÂ the autobiography, You Canât Be Neutral on a Moving Train.