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At people can make the most of their lives today I don t think much of Howard Zinn s conclusions agenda or goals in writing his versions of history I fear that millions of our young have been brainwashed by Zinn s drivel I can t believe that something like this would be reuired reading in any learning institution I much rather prefer Larry Schweikart s follow up to this book A Patriot s History of the United States Everyone needs to read this book To say it is ye opening would be an understatement It is one of the rare history books that tells the truth #About America The Genocide Of The Native #America The genocide of the Native slavery xploitation of the poor whites government controlled by the corporations wars fought purely for business interests plus much much There is also this myth that America s politicians have only recently being influenced by corporations money and greed when in fact the truth is they have been corrupt from the very beginning Jefferson Washington Adams were not any different from the current crop they were all crooks Howard Zinn is a truly remarkable and brave man for having the courage to write such a masterpiece Beginning with Columbus in 1492 Howard Zinn gives us a history of Amerika from below From the framing of the constitution the game has been rigged in favour of the lite the rich the political stablishment and business specially BIG business A relentless struggle of poor rich folk against the huddled masses by any means possible including murder secret surveillance ballot rigging and vested interest lawmakingI knew some of the history before reading this addictive account but much of it I have always taken the view that a summary but valid means of assessing a country is to view the numbers of people trying to get in as opposed to the reverseAs an Irish person this to get in as opposed to the reverseAs an Irish person this Black Heart, Red Ruby enabled a positive view of my country in recent decadesAnd so I have always been positively disposed towards the US a country I have visited many times and been in probably half the statesThis book provides a convincing and totally negative perceptionAnd definitely worth reading. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read byvery American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired reading Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with nduring insights into the birth development and destiny of the nation. On May 6 2019 Monmouth University Polling Institute released a poll that surveyed attitudes on capitalism versus socialism The title of the published poll was SOCIALISM vs CAPITALISM Socialism not seen as compatible with American values but opinion is not overwhelmingly negative The first line of the narrative is not overwhelmingly negative The first line of the narrative this Most Americans say socialism is not compatible with American values but only 4 in 10 hold a decidedly negative opinion of it The latest Monmouth University Poll also finds that Less Than Half The than half the has a clearly positive opinion of capitalismFor traditional and patriotic Americans who love this country and believe in its founding principles its founding documents and free market conomy the fact that a majority of 57% say that socialism is not compatible with American values may be comforting But the flip side is 29% almost one third of the Americans polled believe that socialism IS co In short summary this book is basically propaganda and should be renamed All rich people must die But let me get into the detailsThis book actually starts off really great Zinn starts out warning the reader he will not be taking a neutral stance and says he will view history only from the oppressed He then starts off doing just that wa This book will no doubt have right wing people foaming at the mouth Conventional history as New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood everyone knows is written by the victors One of the downsides of this is that it is only concerned with monarchs generals and presidents or prime ministers Very rarely until recent decades are authors concerned with theffects on ordinary people who after all comprise the vast majority of the human race and should therefore count for somethingThis is the People of the title America has a lot to be proud of as a nation but in order to burnish their reputation the unsavoury aspects of their their reputation the unsavoury aspects of their have been buried under patriotism as Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey extreme as anything we have had in the UK In their uest to get to the top they have behaved in an appalling way While it is obvious that for many this is of no conseuence thend justifying the means the. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read by very American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired reading Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with nduring insights into the birth development and destiny of the nation. Re is no justification for burying the truthThe author ЯED exposes a lot of the shocking behaviour which is as bad as anything we have seen all in the pursuit of American self interestOn a general note books like this and those written by other historians who think it isually important to tell the story of ordinary people too are far better than the old text books many of which are hardly one step above propaganda What a disgraceful one it is to mind you the UK s social history is not much difying than theirsOnly that their treatment of their people has been brutal than our s has beenIt is absolutely ridiculous spending over fifty percent of their GNP on arms mind you what do we need two aircraft carriers for and then building up the national debt by importing goods from China that could be produced in the US and therefore creating jobsAnd creating money to be available for spending on welfare and the infrastructure of the country Bought this book for a history class Started reading but couldn t believe the bias and blatant disregard for honesty I found in this book so I decided to just drop the class Being a patriotic American and amateur historian I was wary of the book as it came recommended to me by an anarchist friend of mine But being fair and trying to see all points of

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on subjects I told him would read it I bought a copy on which arrived very much highlighted within but no matter The book was pretty much what I xpected and most of it I was already aware of through my independent studies and reading of history Nothing positive is written here so it is nowhere near a complete picture of history If you are looking for justification of being a victim of society and government this book might be for you If you want to stay hung up on all of the injustices that have occurred in the past instead of trying to be appreciative of what opportunities you have right now before you then this book may be for you If you are a Communist this book may be for you The fact is the US has made great strides over time in trying to correct injustices of the past so th. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read by very American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired Reading Eric Foner New York Times Book Eric Foner New York Times Book Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with nduring insights into the birth development and destiny of the nation. ,

A People's History of the United States

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