A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn
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A People\'s History of the United States: 1492 to Present Audiobook by Howard Zinn since its original release in 1980, this material has been recounting the history of the United States since the very first moment when Columbus sailed in search for a new route to India until the last election of George W. Bush and the “War of Terror”.
This new expanded audiobook edition keeps being an attractive way to know the history of the United States thanks to lively, clear writing as well as its academic research. This material contrary to the standards of history textbooks narrates the history of the country from the point of view of women, factory workers, Afro-American citizens, Native-Americas, the working class, and the immigrant workers.
In this audiobook, the greatest battle described here are not those that happened in a battlefield, but those which took place on the streets, factories, schools, and other places in America: among those battles we have: fighting for a fair salary, an eight-hour workday, women’s right, universal suffrage, and racial equality.
A People\'s History of the United States: 1492 to Present Audiobook by Howard Zinn gets away from the traditional educating methods of teaching history highlighting those heroes who helped to build the nation at internal wars, economic crisis or international threating events; in the case of this audiobook, history is taking the side of the common work, the woman next work, a friendly neighbor, a relative, or somebody from you vicinity.
This approach taken in this material is focused on the point of view of farmers, slaves, and factory workers giving it a more human, more believable tone which differs from what is taught in public schools. At its heart, this audiobook presents the history from those faceless people who gather together in order to make a change.
Through this choice of narrating the facts, the audiobook – in its 34 hours and 12 minutes narration done by Jeff Zinn – presents a fresh and very interesting point of view of the historical events that marked a difference in the development of important situations, events, or settlements along time and extension in the United States.
A well-documented material full of information, it is an audiobook that everyone interested in learning history from a more human and less political point of view should hear several times to remember that the big battles are not those that take place in huge places with a big amount of casualties, but those that happened within the limits of the smallest town in the country, perhaps in the lonely room of a civil right advocate, or most likely in the seat of a bus where sitting there is not allowed because your skin is darker than the rest of the passengers.
If that is the sort of history you want to know about, so this is the material you need to listen.