A People’s History of the United States – Abridged Teaching Editions


Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States has turned history on its head for an entire generation of readers, telling the nation’s story from the viewpoints of ordinary people—the slaves, workers, immigrants, women, and Native Americans who made their own history but whose voices are typically omitted from the historical record.

The Abridged Teaching Edition of A People’s History of the United States has made Howard Zinn’s original text available for classroom use. The teaching edition includes exercises to accompany each chapter. [Publisher’s description.]

Volume I: American Beginnings to Reconstruction

The New Press’s Abridged Teaching Edition of A People’s History of the United States has made Howard Zinn’s original text available specifically for classroom use. With exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter, Volume I spans American Beginnings to Reconstruction. [Publisher’s description.]

Volume II: The Civil War to the Present

Like Volume I, each chapter in Volume II provides exercises and teaching materials that allow students to begin a critical inquiry into the American past. Volume II covers the Civil War through the present, with new chapters on the Clinton Presidency, the 2000 elections, and the “war on terrorism.” [Publisher’s description.]

Combined Volumes

The New Press’s Abridged Teaching Edition of A People’s History of the United States has made Zinn’s original text available specifically for classroom use, with a wide range of tools for students to begin a critical inquiry into the American past. The teaching edition includes exercises and teaching materials to accompany each chapter.

All three volumes published by The New Press, 2003.