Tag: Zinn

Have you read A People’s History of the United States?

I’ve been reading A People’s History of the United States over the past year or so, in between everything else I’ve been reading.  Since it’s spring break for me, I’ve been getting through a lot of it, and there’s definitely a reason it’s so popular.  It’s one of those books that can seriously change the way you think.  Just read this excerpt (yeah, it’s long – go check out the book from a library if you don’t want to read it online!) to see what I mean.  This passage affected me a lot.


I’d also suggest reading more about the Wobblies (IWW) if you’re interested.  Very interesting organization, and Zinn writes a lot about them in this book.