A Young People’s History of the United States


Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
A Young People’s History of the United States makes Howard Zinn’s classic text accessible to a middle school audience. Rebecca Stefoff excerpted from A People’s History of the United States for this easy-to-read, illustrated book.

Published by Seven Stories Press, 2009.

Previous Editions: 2 Volume Set


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Table of Contents

PART ONE

  • Introduction • p. ix
  • Columbus and the Indians • p. 1
  • Black and White • p. 23
  • Who Were the Colonists? • p. 39
  • Tyranny Is Tyranny • p. 57
  • Revolutions • p. 71
  • The Women of Early America • p. 89
  • As Long As Grass Grows or Water Runs • p. 105
  • War With Mexico • p. 121
  • Slavery and Emancipation • p. 135
  • The Other Civil War • p. 153
  • Robber Barons and Rebels • p. 169
  • The American Empire • p. 185

 

PART TWO

  • Class Struggle • p. 201
  • World War I • p. 219
  • Hard Times • p. 235
  • World War II and The Cold War • p. 257
  • Black Revolt and Civil Rights • p. 275
  • Vietnam • p. 2 97
  • Surprises • p. 313
  • Under Control? • p. 333
  • Politics As Usual • p. 347
  • Resistance • p. 361
  • The End Of The Twentieth Century • p. 375
  • The “War On Terrorism” • p. 389
  • War In Iraq, Conflict At Home • p. 403
  • “Rise Like Lions” • p. 421
  • Glossary • p. 427
  • Index • p. 429
  • About the Authors • p. 448