The visionary historical work of professor and activist HOWARD ZINN (1922-2010) is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. After his experience as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn became convinced that there could no longer be such a thing as a "just war," because the vast majority of victims in modern warfare are, increasingly, innocent civilians. In his books, including A People's History of the United States, its companion volumeVoices of a People's History of the United States, and countless other titles, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events.
REBECCA STEFOFF is the author of more than 100 nonfiction books for children and young adults, and she has adapted several best-selling history books for younger readers.
Praise for A People's History of the United States: "Zinn has
written a brilliant and moving history of the American people from
the point of view of those who have been exploited...the book is an
excellent antidote to establishment history....While the book is
precise enough to please specialists, it should satisfy any adult
reader."--Library Journal"In many years of searching, we have not
found one history book we would recommend to them--until [the] just
published "A Young People's History of the United States." This is
the edition of A People's History that we have all been waiting
for."--Deborah Menkart, executive director, Teaching for Change
"Zinn's work exemplifies an approach to history that is radical, regardless of its subject or geographical location. He tells us the untold story, the story of the world's poor, the world's workers, the world's homeless, the world's oppressed, the people who don't really qualify as real people in official histories. Howard Zinn p