A People’s History of the United StatesA People’s History of the United States
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A People’s History of the United States

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Howard Zinn

From its inception, the American government was designed to maintain the dominance of the affluent and influential. It has achieved this objective by forming strong alliances with major corporations, seizing indigenous lands, enslaving African individuals and their offspring, and systematically causing divisions among working-class individuals in various ways.

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A People's History of the United States provides a narrative of America's history from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized, disempowered, and subjected to oppression. In these bites, you'll find a portrayal of a history of revolts, protests, and activism in opposition to a government that benefits the interests of the wealthy.

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From its inception, the American government was designed to maintain the dominance of the affluent and influential. It has achieved this objective by forming strong alliances with major corporations, seizing indigenous lands, enslaving African individuals and their offspring, and systematically causing divisions among working-class individuals in various ways.

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The abuse and genocide of Native Americans have often been overlooked by famous historians.

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European enslavement of Africans was prompted by the resistance of Native Americans.

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The U.S. government was established for and remains under the control of wealthy landowners even today.

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Women faced harsh conditions in early American society, but they eventually started to come together and organize for change.

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World War II led to a permanent and significant increase in U.S. military expenditures.

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