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A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.) (edição: 2005)

de Howard Zinn

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Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.
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Título:A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.)
Autores:Howard Zinn
Informação:Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2005), Paperback, 768 pages
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A People's History of the United States de Howard Zinn

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    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong {original edition} de James W. Loewen (kellyholmes)
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    The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats de Jim Goad (SomeGuyInVirginia)
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    America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation de Kenneth C. Davis (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Equally fascinating and enlightening. It's amazing how selective traditional history books, are.
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    The Untold History of the United States de Oliver Stone (PlaidStallion)
    PlaidStallion: In case you just didn’t get enough. From the book:

      That Obama refuses to trumpet the notion that the United States is history’s gift to humanity has become an article of faith among Republican leaders who, knowing that 58 percent of Americans believe that “God has granted America a special role in human history,” have opportunistically used Obama’s less-than-full-throated assent to bludgeon him. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee charged that Obama's “worldview is dramatically different than any president, Republican or Democrat, we’ve had. . . . He grew up more as a globalist than an American. To deny American exceptionalism is in essence to deny the heart and soul of this nation.”
    … (mais)
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    What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order de Ronald Wright (thebookpile)
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    Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent de Eduardo Galeano (brianjungwi)
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    Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism de Jim Stanford (PlaidStallion)
    PlaidStallion: From the book:

      Another dimension of recent inequality research has shown that inequality tends to become self-reinforcing over time, in the absence of countervailing efforts to reduce income gaps. The bigger are the differences between income groups, the more effort do higher-income people put into protecting their own privilege, and ensuring that their advantages are inherited by their children. These efforts (like building gated communities, or paying for private schools, or even voting against income support programs for poor people) may seem rational for well-off families. But they are unproductive (not to mention unethical) from the perspective of the whole economy. One immediate consequence of this perverse, self-reinforcing tendency is that poverty tends to become geographically concentrated (in very poor neighbourhoods) whenever inequality is worse. That makes it even worse for poor people, because now they must confront not only their own poverty – they must also grapple with the consequences of their neighbours’ poverty (experienced through crime, dysfunction, and social exclusion).

      Precisely because of these barriers to social mobility (erected to protect privilege and keep the poor at a safe social and physical distance), the more unequal is a society, the less mobility there is between classes. For example, the income ratio between the richest and poorest segments of society in the US is more than three times larger than in Denmark. Correspondingly, the correlation between a parent’s income and the income their child takes home later in life is also more than three times stronger in America than in Denmark (where a parent's income has only a minor impact on the income eventually earned by their children). Data from other countries confirms that very unequal societies experience much weaker social mobility. This evidence completely refutes the “Horatio Alger” myth propagated in US culture, which pretends that any poor person with a good idea and strong work ethic can climb to the highest rungs of society. To the contrary, poor people (and their children) tend to stay poor, while rich people wastefully expend real economic resources to ensure that they (and their children) stay rich. This confirms that once inequality gets going, it will get worse over time – unless we consciously and deliberately stop it.

    Buy the book! (but only if you can handle the humiliation of an act of capitalistic exchange.)
    … (mais)
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examines class conflict and imperialism in US history
  ritaer | Jul 24, 2021 |
I learned a lot of history, but he was so biased that he could rarely acknowledge the good that was done or the difficulty of change. For example, he criticized the fact that the New Deal compromised excluded farm laborers and nannies because of the fact that blacks held a majority of these positions. I also do not like that these workers were excluded, but if a compromise was not made, then very little of the New Deal laws would have passed and no one would have been helped.

Compromise is never desired, but it is sometimes the only way to get anything done. ( )
  mst3k4L | Jul 22, 2021 |
A must-read for those who see America as mother and apple pie. But despite throwing light on the downside of our system of government, Zinn is thinn on offering solutions. ( )
  KENNERLYDAN | Jul 11, 2021 |
nonfiction; American history (by social activist author)
This does provide more info on the sides of history that are not typically found in your highschool textbook, though as the author notes, every history text is inherently biased in what it does and does not include, and there is a definite slant here. Emphasis is on the elite/capitalist oppression of the lower classes, and the ways that resistance and protest has helped to improve things slightly.

See also:
on people conquering other peoples:
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on Native American history in the US: [b:An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People|42816856|An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People|Debbie Reese|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1552176113l/42816856._SX50_.jpg|66483784] or the full-length version: [b:An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States|20588662|An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History, #3)|Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1395003842l/20588662._SX50_.jpg|39861426] (really only 25 pages longer)

on corporate/political corruption profiting from the suffering of others:
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[b:Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation|15798109|Toms River A Story of Science and Salvation|Dan Fagin|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1360096482l/15798109._SY75_.jpg|21521027]
[b:Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris|335451|Ashes to Ashes America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris|Richard Kluger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388206012l/335451._SY75_.jpg|325923]
(more) on the injustices of poverty:
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[b:Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America|1869|Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting by in America|Barbara Ehrenreich|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1442378091l/1869._SY75_.jpg|1840613]

on a *small sliver* of the history of injustice against black people in the US:
[b:The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness|6792458|The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness|Michelle Alexander|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328751532l/6792458._SX50_.jpg|6996712]
[b:Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America|13425592|Devil in the Grove Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America|Gilbert King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1366558408l/13425592._SY75_.jpg|18907573]
[b:The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation|108422|The Race Beat The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation|Gene Roberts|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1320445224l/108422._SX50_.jpg|104482] (haven't read this one yet but it's been on my list--Pulitzer winners tend to be very thoroughly researched and I usually learn a lot)

on why some people HATE this book:
look up "white fragility" (you don't need to read the whole book about it) but also read the first couple chapters of [b:How to Be an Antiracist|40265832|How to Be an Antiracist|Ibram X. Kendi|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1560163756l/40265832._SY75_.jpg|62549152] to learn how to reframe that conversation so we can all start acting better rather than get stuck pointing fingers.
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Argh, another DNF. I started this in my 20s--while I was visiting family on spring break *right* as the US was invading Iraq in 2003--and should have finished it then, too. So much has happened since. Zinn's work is important, to be sure, but we are also lucky to live in an age where #ownvoices is gaining more and more ground, and I am a little more interested in getting history lessons from marginalized folx. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
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Covering the period from 1492 practically to the present, this illuminating opus overturns many conventional notions, not just about America's treatment of blacks, but about Native Americans, women, and other disenfranchised groups whose perspectives have traditionally been left out of the education equation.
 

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