It is infinitely more comforting to adopt this mindset than to realize that America is not a magical "Disney-land" where human motivations have suddenly and irrevocably changed. If you agree with this general human tendency, yet STILL believe we should teach the NERFed version of American History--where Columbus is a swell fella, the Native Americans were using the land wrong anyway, and rich people have no advantages over poor ones--I'm not sure how you can reconcile these ideas. | This is the flip side of the elitist history you learned in school. ‧ “I am wounded,” he writes. This book is heavily biased (socialist views) and omits or flat out lies about important historical facts. Her book belongs on the shelf next to Dee Brown’s classic, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”, Jonah Raskin is the author of “A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature.” E-mail: books@sfchronicle.com, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, 'An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States': review. adapted by Zinn also touches on the creation of the slave trade and how it turned an entire race on its head, sold and loaded up from African ports and left to live lives of endless servitude with no chance of ever seeing the light of freedom. Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018 This book is awful and could have been written by Communist USSR in 1975. HISTORY 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 decidedly negative opinion of it. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Had the great honor to have had a semester of U, Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018. He was a shipyard worker and a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during the Second World War before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Nothing positive is written here so it is nowhere near a "complete" picture of history. Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2018. Gave it as a gift to my brother on law who loves the history of America. Really enjoyed it! It tells us that you must be one of those men to be significant, to be a worthwhile citizen of the United States. Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018. “She died of alcoholism.”. Rather, it is a combination memoir and extension of Atlantic columnist Kendi’s towering Stamped From the Beginning (2016) that leads readers through a taxonomy of racist thought to anti-racist action. Though many of these people might have been left out of the limelight, this view of American history enriches the already hearty dialogue about progress and regression under the banner of America. Magazine Subscribers (How to Find Your Reader Number). He came to understand that “race” does not fully explain “the breach between the world and me,” yet race exerts a crucial force, and young blacks like his son are vulnerable and endangered by “majoritarian bandits.” Coates desperately wants his son to be able to live “apart from fear—even apart from me.”, Categories: After devoting most of the book to talking, Oluo finishes with a chapter on action and its urgency. Zinn isn't an America hater, he's a man who wants to tell its true story, one that fleshes out the beauty and mistakes of our national past, portraying a much more dynamic country than traditional history allows. The writing is good. CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES (GASP!) Actually, if you're even somewhat familiar with American History (and I'm not talking about what you learned in your politically correct high school readers, even though in recent years more of the 'bad stuff' is leaking out to our high school students), there's nothing new here. | ‧ Think U.S. involvementin WWII was morally motivated? It's about as far from an impartial account as I can imagine, and with good reason: Zinn wants to highlight the history of the U.S. not through a few heroic individuals but rather the larger body of its citizen. People who don't approve of Zinn's equal opportunity perspective of history love to call him an America hater. Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2019. Though many of these people might have been left out of the limelight, this view of American history enriches the already hearty dialogue about progress and regression under the banner of America, as well as provide the reader with something complex about which to ponder when they consider events etched onto the American psyche. Still don't care for it. Am I right? I was raised to love everything about America and after living abroad for a short time, found out that not everything is wonderful. Save yourself a lot of trouble. If you want a real history book, you'll have to go back about 50 yrs to a non-revised edition. Most say they are bothered by Zinn's subjectivity (but who cares? It is "disrespectful of governments and respectful of people's movements of resistance." I would not recommend this book. I would like to "those chapters do you word by word. I am a retired educator with two Masters degrees from reputable universities. If you are looking for justification of being a victim of society and government, this book might be for you. GENERAL HISTORY, by

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