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A People's History of the United States

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

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Latest answer posted August 29, 2012, 11:48 pm (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

One way that both chapters seven and nine from A People's History of the United States can be summarized is through focusing on the issue of economic power. The analysis of who holds economic power...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2015, 5:30 am (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

I am not completely sure about what you mean when you say “enforcing the economic system.” Zinn does not use these words in Chapter 2 and the idea of “enforcing” an economic system is not a common...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2013, 2:22 am (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

Zinn's perspective towards women in Colonial and Pre- Civil War America was one whereby women's rights were checked by the establishment of the domestic realm. In Zinn's mind, the domestic realm...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2011, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

On page 203 in my edition of the book, Zinn quotes a New York Times editorial that says that denying blacks the right to vote was necessary "under the supreme law of self-preservation." The idea...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2011, 12:20 pm (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

George W. Bush Jr. launched a "war on terrorism" after the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In chapter 25, Howard Zinn (1922–2010) writes about the futility of Bush's war....

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019, 7:09 am (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

As with any question of this type, there will be different answers because everyone has a different metric of what they deem as "important." I invite you to look at what is here and compare it...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2015, 2:55 am (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

According to Zinn, racist attitudes played a part in the US invasion, but those attitudes were not the sole reason for that invasion. Zinn argues that the war was partly about expansion (both for...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012, 3:15 pm (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

I think that Zinn's basic argument is that the framers who constructed power through the Constitution did so to ensure that there was still an imbalance of power in the new nation. It is for this...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012, 9:58 pm (UTC)

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A People's History of the United States

I think that the primary argument that comes forth out of "Drawing the Color Line" is the establishment of a firm social and political demarcation between people of color and the ruling majority...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013, 1:47 pm (UTC)

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