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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form
Since its landmark publication in 1980, A Peoples History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A Peoples History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.
Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A Peoples History: the centuries-long story of Americas actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of Americas leading historians.
Shifting from world-shattering events to one familys small revolutions, A Peoples History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.
|Publisher:||Holt & Company, Henry|
|Publish Date:||Apr 01, 2008|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.8|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||11.0 x 8.5 x 0.9|
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