kuroidoragon (kuroidoragon) wrote in recommend_books,

"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn

Someone had recommended this a while ago, though I can't remember who. It's a slightly disturbing book, from what I've read so far. It's U.S. history that they purposefully omit in school.

This book on U.S. history comes from the point of view of the little people, the people who were stepped upon in order for the U.S. to get where it is today. I just started it (6o pages or so in), and have read about the slaughtering of the Native Americans and the ill treatment of African slaves as well as white servants. This is a very hefty book (700+ pages), but I think I will actually be reading the entire thing, eventually.

Thanks, whomever recommended this one!

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