A People's History of the United States Questions and Answers
by Howard Zinn

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Based on chapter 13 of A People's History of the United States, what is your understanding of poverty in the United States?

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In Zinn's assessment of "The Socialist Challenge," the experience of poverty leads to social unrest and people striking back.  Zinn does not draw a picture of poverty where people are silenced and immersed in their own suffering in a private manner.  Rather, he speaks of the Muckrakers, the IWW, and the NAACP, and other organizations that rise out of the need...

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