By Howard Zinn
Tailored from the bestselling grassroots background of the U.S., the tale of the United States on the planet, advised in comics form.
Since its landmark booklet in 1980, A People’s historical past of the us has had six new variations, bought greater than 1.7 million copies, develop into required school room studying in the course of the nation, and been became an acclaimed play. greater than a winning publication, A People’s heritage brought on a revolution within the approach historical past is instructed, displacing the authentic models with their emphasis on nice males in excessive areas to chronicle occasions as they have been lived, from the ground up.
Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in brilliant comics shape, a such a lot instant and appropriate bankruptcy of A People’s background: the centuries-long tale of America’s activities on the planet. Narrated through Zinn, this model opens with the occasions of 11th of September after which jumps again to discover the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, preventing alongside the best way at international battle I, vital the US, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The ebook additionally follows the tale of Zinn, the son of bad Jewish immigrants, from his adolescence within the Brooklyn slums to his position as one in all America’s top historians.
Shifting from world-shattering occasions to 1 family’s small revolutions, A People’s historical past of yankee Empire provides the vintage ground-level heritage of the United States in a stunning new shape.
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