By Howard Zinn
Tailored from the bestselling grassroots heritage of the U.S., the tale of the USA on the earth, informed in comics form.
Since its landmark e-book in 1980, A People’s historical past of the us has had six new versions, bought greater than 1.7 million copies, turn into required school room studying in the course of the nation, and been changed into an acclaimed play. greater than a profitable publication, A People’s historical past prompted a revolution within the manner background is advised, displacing the legit types with their emphasis on nice males in excessive areas 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 vivid comics shape, a so much instant and suitable bankruptcy of A People’s heritage: the centuries-long tale of America’s activities on the earth. Narrated via Zinn, this model opens with the occasions of 9-11 after which jumps again to discover the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, preventing alongside the best way at global battle I, principal the USA, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The publication additionally follows the tale of Zinn, the son of terrible Jewish immigrants, from his early life within the Brooklyn slums to his position as one in every of America’s best historians.
Shifting from world-shattering occasions to at least one family’s small revolutions, A People’s heritage of yankee Empire offers the vintage ground-level historical past of the United States in a blinding new shape.
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