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    Obedience has been the downfall of history. In the novel A People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn, Zinn portrays how throughout the United States, War, genocide and slavery has been caused by the simple act of Obedience before the civil war period such as Columbus search for new land, the robbing of the native Americans and the enslavements of Africans, as well as after of the post-civil war period such as Vietnam war, women suffrage and people’s war. Before the pre-civil war period

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    Zinn in his book “A People’s History of the United States,’’ handles various issues. Though the graphic novel adaptation does not cover all the details of the history of America, the author provides us with a critical view of the history of America where its leaders carry out actions independently and not for the benefit of the whole population. It also provides us with examples of atrocities that the American army committed around the world and the country’s commitment to democracy that led it to

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    America is a nation that is often glorified in textbooks as a nation of freedom, yet history shows a different, more radical viewpoint. In Howard Zinn’s A People's History of the United States, we take a look at American history through a different lens, one that is not focused on over glorifying our history, but giving us history through the eyes of the people. “This is a nation of inconsistencies”, as so eloquently put by Mary Elizabeth Lease highlights a nation of people who exploited and sought

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    A Review of A People’s History of The United States      A People’s History of the United States concentrates on the personal experiences and struggles of people who lived in the United States from 1492-present. It is a view of history from the common man’s perspective, rather than the view of the leaders and upper class of this country.      The book revolves around the views of history from the oppressed point of view. Howard Zinn makes it clear from the beginning that he

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    In chapter “The Other Civil War” of A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn described the underlying class tensions caused by industrialization during the nineteenth century. He claimed that these tensions would have led to radical labor reforms if the working class’s anger had not been directed towards other issues. Zinn used The Age of Enterprise by Thomas C. Cochran and William Miller to show the upper class’s indifference towards the problems of the lower class and to prove that

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    In A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn tells America’s history from the perspective of those who did not necessarily prosper as a result of America’s creation. Through the eyes of the Native Americans, African slaves, and poor white servants, Zinn tells a story different from the typical tale of a prosperous and virtuous young nation attempting to make its place in the world. Instead, Zinn tells a tale of brutality, genocide, and greed, along with the prosperity told in other versions

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    American history heretofore unavailable to us – history from the perspective of real people – immigrant laborers, American women, the working poor, factory workers, African and Native Americans. A People's History of the United States, originally published in 1980, as a work of non-fiction by the political scientist and American historian, Howard Zinn. Zinn seeks to show us American history through the eyes of common, everyday people rather the views of biased historians. A People's History is included

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    Q&A for A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn Logan Baumer Chapter 1: 1. Howard Zinn’s main purpose to writing A People’s History of the United States is to tell the story of our country through the perspective of the people. More specifically, the original inhabitants, minorities, and immigrants. He also wants to expose what has happened in the past that is not typically mentioned in our history books. Zinn vows however to not just criticize but to also mention the good things

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    Sujay Deshpande Mr. Lifland AP US History 1 August 2015 A People’s History of the United States: By Howard Zinn Chapter 1: Chapter one of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States discusses the differences between the culture and attitudes of the Europeans and the Native Americans. It further describes how the Europeans came to the New World and committed genocide against the Native Americans in order to get land and gold from them, which displayed the cruelty and greed of the European

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    Has History Got It All Wrong? One of the biggest things people look for in a story is an emotional connection that will draw them in and can make them feel as though they are seeing things in a whole new light. Howard Zinn undoubtedly attempts to force an emotional connection to his reader in the first chapter of his 1980 textbook “A People’s History of the United States”. In this chapter, Zinn tells his reader about how Europe was unremittingly asperous toward the rest of the world, particularly

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