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A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror Abridged Edition
Contributor(s): Zinn, Howard, Stefoff, Rebecca (Adapted By)
ISBN: 1583228691     ISBN-13: 9781583228692
Publisher: Seven Stories Pr
    OUR PRICE: $17.96  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2009
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Annotation: Now revised and updated, this classic telling of American history is a companion volume to "The People Speak," Zinn's forthcoming televised series, adapted from "A People's History of the United States." 50 illustrations & photos.
Additional Information
Dewey: 973
LCCN: 2009006055
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 1.50" (1.10 lbs) 448 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q41662
Reading Level: 7.5   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 10.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Now in paperback with illustrations, this is the new, revised, and updated single volume young adult edition of Howard Zinn's classic telling of American history. A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, Zinn's forthcoming televised series, adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States.

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus' arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians; then leading the reader through the struggles for workers' rights, women's rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn presents a radical new way of understanding America's history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

Howard Zinn is the author of numerous books, including A People's History of the United States, as well as many recent books published by Seven Stories Press: Voices of a People's History of the United States and Terrorism and War, both with Anthony Arnove; The Zinn Reader; and the Spanish-language edition of A People's History of the United States, La otra historia. He is professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftainTecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.


Contributor Bio(s): IV>Historian and activist Howard Zinn's visionary telling of our history is widely considered one of the most important and influential of our era. In A People's History of the United States, A Young People's History of the United States, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and, in Spanish, La otra historia de los Estados Unidos, Zinn affirms the power of the people to influence the course of events. Zinn's other books include the newly updated The Zinn Reader, Terrorism and War with Anthony Arnove, the autobiographical You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the play Marx in Soho. Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.e 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.