The following summary is from the Kansas City Public library website.
“A classic since it’s original publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the view point of, and in the words of America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor and immigrant laborers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War—from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the ‘War on Terror’— A People’s History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution a complete and balanced understanding of American History.”
“This is an inclusive rather than an exclusive history. It doesn’t focus on what the Africans would call big men, but rather shines a spotlight on the least of these that have done the hard work to make America the powerful nation that she is.” Walter Ray Birdinparadise