By Howard Zinn
A younger People's heritage of the USA brings to US historical past the viewpoints of employees, slaves, immigrants, ladies, local americans, and others whose tales, and their impression, are hardly ever incorporated in books for teenagers. a tender People's heritage of the us is usually a spouse quantity to the folk communicate, the movie tailored from A People's heritage of the us and Voices of a People's heritage of the United States.
Beginning with a glance at Christopher Columbus's arrival during the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then prime the reader throughout the struggles for staff' rights, women's rights, and civil rights in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, and finishing with the present protests opposed to persisted American imperialism, Zinn within the volumes of a tender People's background of the us offers an intensive new method of knowing America's heritage. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's real greatness is formed by way of our dissident voices,...
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Extra resources for A Young People's History of the United States. Columbus to the War on Terror
They wanted society in North America to mirror England, where a small number of people controlled the best land and much of the wealth. Nathaniel Bacon and his followers burning Jamestown, Virginia, 1676. The colonies grew fast in the eighteenth century. Between 1700 and 1760, their population rose from one-quarter of a million people to more than a million and a half. Agriculture, shipping, and trading grew. Small factories developed. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston doubled and tripled in size.
In return for bringing back gold and spices, Columbus would get 10 percent of the profits. He would be made governor of any newly discovered lands, and he would win the title Admiral of the Ocean Sea. He set out with three ships, hoping to become the first European to reach Asia by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. Like other informed people of his time, Columbus knew that the world was round. This meant that he could sail west from Europe to reach the East. The world Columbus imagined, however, was small.
Once they arrived in America, indentured servants were bought and sold like slaves. ” More than half the colonists who came to North America came as servants. They were mostly English in the seventeenth century, Irish and German in the eighteenth century. Many of them found that life in the American colonies was worse than they had imagined. Beatings and whippings were common. Servant women were raped. Masters had other means of control. Strangers had to show papers to prove that they were freemen, not runaway servants.
A Young People's History of the United States. Columbus to the War on Terror by Howard Zinn