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South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 dWhile it is obvious that for many this is of no conseuence the end justifying the means there is no justification for burying the truthThe author exposes a lot of the shocking behaviour which is as bad as anything we have seen all in the pursuit of American self interestOn a general note books like this and those written by other historians who think it is eually important to tell the story of ordinary people too are far better than the old text books many of which are hardly one step above propaganda Being a patriotic American and amateur historian I was wary of the book as it came recommended to me by an anarchist friend of mine But be Beginning with Columbus in 1492 Howard Zinn gives us a history of Amerika from below From the framing of the constitution the game has been rigged in favour of the elite the rich the political establishment and business especially BIG business A relentless struggle of poor rich folk against the huddled masses by any means possible including murder secret surveillance ballot rigging and vested interest lawmakingI knew some of the history before reading this addictive account but much of it was new to me Immigrants from the Mayflower onwards regardless of ethnicity ruthlessly exploited for their labour andenied Baby Peter LEGACY OF ABUSE decent wages housing and working conditions The struggle continues to thisayand every Shards of Glass - A Little Girls Journey Back into Her World of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse day the USA becomes and polarisedI wonder who they are the men who really run this land In short summary this book is basically propaganda and should be renamed All rich people mustie But let me get into the Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America detailsThis book actually starts off really great Zinn starts out warning the reader he will not be taking a neutral stance and says he will view history only from the oppressed He then starts offoing just that watching the invasion of the Americas from the point of view of the natives the revolution from the poor slavery from those enslaved etc etc etc All good stuff and I really enjoyed these parts It was a great look into all the atrocities that have been ealt in the name of civilization and a fresh remainder of the human cost to get us where we are today It was also a solid reminder that just because something is law or generally accepted oesn t mean it is right and we need to constantly challenge our perspectivesBut then something really sinister happened Zinn slowly but surely slid this book from a history of the oppressed to outright propaganda against anyone rich and anything capitalistIt starts slowly around the point where the poor felt taken advantage of by the rich as America was being colonized My BS meter started ringing as I noted how Zinn would change how he Geographies of Learning: Theory and Practice, Activism and Performance described the poor and the rich The poor were always brokenown into individuals with history and struggles aplenty and there transgressions against each other BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 50 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 50: Billionaires Secret Baby 5 (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) deflected to others Meanwhile the rich and powerful were alwaysescribed in blocks as one mass thinking breathing unit that plotted and schemed to keep the poor Unequal Profession down Let me provide some examples of bothApparently according to Zinn poor whites onlyiscriminated against blacks because the rich told them to Apparently according to Zinn poor whites invading Indian land was only ue to rich people forcing them to Apparently according to Zinn non land owning whites were only given the right to vote so the rich could keep exploiting them Apparently according to Zinn all the reforms passed to give workers the right to vote around the 1900 #Mark Was Only Down So To Stop The Poor From # was only own so to stop the poor from so the rich could continue exploiting everyone Apparently according to Zinn everything any rich or powerful person ever The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale did in their life wasone any rich or powerful person ever Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal did in their life wasone a concentrated act of evil to hurt those without money It s insane the mental hoops this guy jumps through to make good acts like giving workers rights and people the vote seem like nothing but a evil tool used by the wicked rich to hurt people I mean come onThe level of bias grows and grows as the book goes on until about 50% I just hit the end of my tolerance At this point all the fighting the workers have been The Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy doing for rights and respect in the workplace is starting to bear fruit and Zinn calls every win an evileed JUST because it keeps the capitalist system propped upI mean I know that sounds like a umb thing to say but he really upI mean I know that sounds like a umb thing to say but he really this A rising middle class A buffer for the rich to keep the poor Lego DC Super Heroes down The right to vote A tool to make the poor complacent Racism Engineered by the rich to keep the poorivided Are you poor and id something bad Guess who Zinn feels is really to blame So I m just one Call me a wicked capitalist but I just can t see how touching money suddenly sucks out all your humanity and hooks you into the rich and powerful hive mind Renaissance Emerge Series deserving ofeath And I certainly on t want to waste my time reading a book by a guy who s trying to force that viewpoint on me under the guise of a history book Bought this book for a history class Started reading but couldn t believe the bias and blatant isregard for honesty I found in this book so I From a Whisper to a Shout decided to justrop the clas. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read by every American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired reading Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid etails and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel ocumentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom development andestiny of the nation. A People's History of the United StatesWhat a Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals disgraceful one it is to mind you the UK s social history is not much edifying than theirsOnly that their treatment of their people has been brutal than our s has beenIt is absolutely ridiculous spending over fifty percent of their GNP on arms mind you whato we need two aircraft carriers for and then building up the national Reading Contemporary African American Literature debt by importing goods from China that could be produced in the US and therefore creating jobsAnd creating money to be available for spending on welfare and the infrastructure of the country Everyone needs to read this book To say it is eye opening would be an understatement It is one of the rare history books that tells the truth about America The genocide of the Native Americans slavery exploitation of the poor whites government controlled by the corporations wars fought purely for business interests plus much much There is also this myth that America s politicians have only recently being influenced by corporations money and greed when in fact the truth is they have been corrupt from the very beginning Jefferson Washington Adams were not anyifferent from the current crop they were all crooks Howard Zinn is a truly remarkable and brave man for having the courage to write such a masterpiece On May 6 2019 Monmouth University Polling Institute released a poll that surveyed attitudes on capitalism versus socialism The title of the published poll was SOCIALISM vs CAPITALISM Socialism not seen as compatible with American values but opinion is not overwhelmingly negative The first line of the narrative said this Most Americans say socialism is not compatible with American values but only 4 in 10 hold a Southern African Literature: An Introduction decidedly negative opinion of it The latest Monmouth University Poll also finds that less than half the country has a clearly positive opinion of capitalismFor traditional and patriotic Americans who love this country and believe in its founding principles its foundingocuments and free market economy the fact that a majority of 57% say that socialism is not compatible with American values may be comforting But the flip side is 29% almost one third of the Americans polled believe that socialism IS compatible with American values That is concerning and I think certainly explains a lot of what is happening today in our Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre daily headlinesHowid we get here Well the book I am reviewing here is one big piece of that answer Published originally in 1980 Zinn s A People s History has sold an estimated 49 million copies according to Ron Radosh a adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and professor emeritus of history at the City University of New York Mr Radosh goes on to say that this book has also found its way into many of our schools and universities as a history text I think that this book has caused our nation great Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) damageThis is not serious historical work It is a piece of popular culture propagandaesigned to stir up resentment First off it is billed by its publisher Harper Perennial as The Classic National Bestseller History texts normally Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours do not ualify as best sellers Their purpose is to accuratelyocument the past using facts Bestseller History texts normally American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture do not ualify as best sellers Their purpose is to accuratelyocument the past using facts much as possible hopefully so we will not repeat our mistakes That an accurate history text IS entertaining is a real bonus for the reader but besides the point History should be a work of truth as far as possible uncolored by ideology This is not the case with this book To uote Eric Foner in the New York Times Book Review Historians may well view it as a step forward toward a coherent new version of American History That this book is viewed as a step forward and a new version should give the reader pause as too its accuracy and purposeHoward Zinn was a Communist Based on what we know to be true about people who subscribe to this world view we cannot trust them to be truthful According to Zinn America is bad and has been oppressive to its people and the world since it was founded I BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) did not find mention of one kind or good thing America hasone in its entire existence And like #All Other Progressives Zinn Is # other progressives Zinn is ignorant of the permanence of human nature something Marx hated and isputed Pesky human nature is always the stumbling block to their plans to find unicornsHoward Zinn admits that he hopes his book causes a revolt of the middle class against the existing order He freely admits this bias it is a history isrespectful of governments and respectful of people s movements of resistance That makes it a biased account one that leans in a certain Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook direction I am not troubled by that because the mountain of history books under which was all stand leans so heavily in the otherirection so trembling respectful of states and statesmen and so Diamond in the Dark disrespectful by inattention to people s movements that we need some counterforce to avoid being crushed into submissionPage 631 Iisagree with that entire premiseThis so called history is long on moral posturing and short on citations of fact This is a pattern with so called progressive historians and Zinn is no exception They seldom cite where their information comes from Readers especial. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read by every American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired reading Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid etails and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel ocumentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past development andestiny of the nation. .

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Ly students should be promised factual historical accounts But in these cases must take the author s word for their accuracy Foot notes are not used rather they list their bibliography This is convenient for the author but not the reader If a student wants to check for factual accuracy there is a major time investment involved Otherwise the reader has to take the word of the anther These authors often justify this approach by saying that to include foot notes would cause clutter Again I uote the author To indicate every source of information in the text would have meant a book impossibly cluttered with footnotes and I have gone through the following standard scholarly periodicals which are then listed Page 689Zinn s thoughts on the perfect society are utopian and frightening On page 639 he statesThe society s levers of powers would have to be taken away from those whose The African American Odyssey Volume 2 drives have led to the present state the giant corporations the military and their politician collaborators We would need by a coordinated effort of local groups all over the country to reconstruct the economy for both efficiency and justice producing in a cooperative way what people need most We would start on our neighborhoods our cities and workplaces Work of some kind would be needed by everyone including people that have now kept out of the labor force children old people handicapped people Society could use the enormous energy now idle the skills and talents now unused Everyone could share the routine but necessary jobs for a few hours aay and leave most of the time free for enjoyment creativity labors of love and yet produce enough for an eual and ample istribution of goods Certain basic things would be abundant enough to be taken out of the money system and be available free to everyone food housing healthcare education transportation The great problem would be to work out a way of accomplishing this without a centralized bureaucracy Decisions would be made by small groups of people in their workplaces their neighborhoods a network of cooperatives in communication with one another a neighborly socialism avoiding the class hierarchies of capitalism and the harsh ictatorships that have taken the name socialismThis is a Hardcore physical child abuse dangerous pipeream To implement such a vision there first would have to be a complete overthrow of the existing order as Zinn indicates This would necessarily entail theft of private property violence against Handbook of Agricultural Entomology dissenters and then aecent into chaos and misery of the very people he want to help This is what happens every time there is revolution and socialism is implemented in place of the old order There have been no historical exceptions that I am aware ofSocialism or whatever you want to call it has failed miserably every time it has been tried and is nothing new The Pilgrims tried it in the 1600 s and it caused Dare for More death and privation then Whatever the new Plymouth colony produced was to be put into a common warehouse with each individual getting one eual share All the land buildings and end products were communally owned But this system gave no incentive to the most creative and industrious among the settlers to work any harder than anyone elseThe book rambles without a logical structure unless you are a progressive who thinks of peopleivided by class race sex gender sexual preference other grievances and so forth He oes follow a timeline of sorts but is not very consistent Frankly it is a poorly written book and really of a novel or is a poorly written book and really of a novel or of opinion Zinn makes no bones about his biases but that oes not make the book any readable or valuable Communism is snake oil and Zinn is a poor salesman This is not history and should not be taught as such in public schools But it has been and is I now understand better why a generation of people hate America and want to transform it And that in itself is a shame I have always taken the view that a summary but valid means of assessing a country is to view the numbers of people trying to get in as opposed to the reverseAs an Irish person this has enabled a positive view of my country in recent Boku no Hero Academia dj - Osananajimi ga Sugoku Yakkai na Kosei ni Kakatteru decadesAnd so I have always been positivelyisposed towards the US a country I have visited many times and been in probably half the statesThis book provides a convincing and totally negative perceptionAnd A Gypsy Promise definitely worth reading This book will nooubt have right wing people foaming at the mouth Conventional history as everyone knows is written by the victors One of the Imprisoned with the Alien Rohilian Warrior downsides of this is that it is only concerned with monarchs generals and presidents or prime ministers Very rarely until recentecades are authors concerned with the effects on ordinary people who after all comprise the vast majority of the human race and should therefore count for somethingThis IS THE PEOPLE OF THE TITLE the People of the title has a lot to be proud of as a nation but in order to burnish their reputation the unsavoury aspects of their politics have been buried under patriotism as extreme as anything we have had in the UK In their uest to get to the top they have behaved in an appalling way. Its a wonderful splendid booka book that should be read by every American student or otherwise who wants to understand his country its true history and its hope for the future Howard Fast author of Spartacus and The ImmigrantsIt should be reuired reading Eric Foner New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid etails and telling uotations Zinns award winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered Freuent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos The Simpsons Good Will Hunting and the History Channel ocumentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth African American History Black History Month Book 1 development andestiny of the nation. .