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Dmitry Dragilev (Founder/JustReachOut & PR That Converts)

Another great book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Just a must read for anybody out there in terms of like, I’m thinking, Columbus. There’s history there that’s so different from what we learn in school. In school we learned Columbus came over here and we move and that’s just horrible. When he first came here, based on diaries, as this book is based on diaries of people from that time, you can see that they raped most of the women, most of the men had to go and become slaves here to find gold for these conquerors, for Columbus, and his team basically, the people he was with, to bring gold back to the crown, back to Spain. And so… it was just a brutal time.

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With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home and the workplace.

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.

Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

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