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A Young People’s History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on May 6.

Praise for A People’s History of the United States: “Professor 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. There are vivid descriptions of events that are usually ignored.”-Eric Foner, The New York Times … Continue reading

Praise for A People’s History of the United States:

“Professor 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. There are vivid descriptions of events that are usually ignored.”-Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review

Howard Zinn’s first book for young adults is a retelling of US history from the viewpoints of slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans with color images, a glossary, and primary sources. Volume one begins with a look at Christopher Columbus’ arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians and leads the reader through the strikes and rebellions of the industrial age.

A Young People's History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons

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A Young People’s History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons

By: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Level: 14+

Praise for A People’s History of the United States:

“Professor 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. There are vivid descriptions of events that are usually ignored.”-Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review

Howard Zinn’s first book for young adults is a retelling of US history from the viewpoints of slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans with color images, a glossary, and primary sources. Volume one begins with a look at Christopher Columbus’ arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians and leads the reader through the strikes and rebellions of the industrial age.

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