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A People's History of the United States CD: Highlights from the 20th Century (Compact Disc)

By Howard Zinn, Matt Damon (Read by), Howard Zinn (Read by)
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Description


Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A Peoples History is the only volume to tell Americas story from the point of view ofand in the words ofAmericas women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our countrys greatest battleschildlabor laws, womens rights, racial equalitywere carried out at the grass roots level, against bloody resistance.

Revised and updated with new chapters on Clintons presidency, the 2000 Election, and the War on Terrorism, A Peoples History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

About the Author


Living near Boston, Howard Zinn is a historian, political essayist, playwright, and activist. His earlier experience as a bombardier in World War II and his later experience in the southern movement for racial justice propelled him into a lifetime of searching for larger truths in his writings, research, and activism. Among Zinn's many influential books, his A People s History of the United States, which offered an entirely new perspective on American history, has been widely translated, serialized, and adapted to multiple editions for various audiences, including young readers. More recently Zinn's appearances on stage with such figures as Kurt Vonnegut, Viggo Mortensen, Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Marisa Tomei, and others have brought his Voices of the People's History (edited with Anthony Arnove) to many new audiences internationally.

About the Reader: Matt Damon

Matt Damon's film career has including starring roles in Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote), The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and the upcoming All the Pretty Horses. He is currently producing the TV mini-series on A People's History of the United States.



Living near Boston, Howard Zinn is a historian, political essayist, playwright, and activist. His earlier experience as a bombardier in World War II and his later experience in the southern movement for racial justice propelled him into a lifetime of searching for larger truths in his writings, research, and activism. Among Zinn's many influential books, his A People s History of the United States, which offered an entirely new perspective on American history, has been widely translated, serialized, and adapted to multiple editions for various audiences, including young readers. More recently Zinn's appearances on stage with such figures as Kurt Vonnegut, Viggo Mortensen, Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Marisa Tomei, and others have brought his Voices of the People's History (edited with Anthony Arnove) to many new audiences internationally.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060530068
ISBN-10: 0060530065
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: February 4th, 2003
Language: English