By Howard Zinn
Tailored from the bestselling grassroots heritage of the USA, the tale of the USA on this planet, informed in comics form.
Since its landmark e-book in 1980, A People’s background of the us has had six new variants, bought greater than 1.7 million copies, turn into required school room examining during the state, and been changed into an acclaimed play. greater than a winning ebook, A People’s heritage prompted a revolution within the approach historical past is advised, displacing the legit models with their emphasis on nice males in excessive locations 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 bright comics shape, a so much instant and suitable bankruptcy of A People’s historical past: the centuries-long tale of America’s activities on this planet. Narrated by means of Zinn, this model opens with the occasions of Sept. 11 after which jumps again to discover the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, preventing alongside the best way at global warfare I, relevant the US, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The publication additionally follows the tale of Zinn, the son of negative Jewish immigrants, from his adolescence within the Brooklyn slums to his position as one in all America’s prime historians.
Shifting from world-shattering occasions to 1 family’s small revolutions, A People’s heritage of yank Empire provides the vintage ground-level heritage of the US in a stunning new shape.
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