By Howard Zinn
A younger People's heritage of the us brings to US background the viewpoints of staff, slaves, immigrants, girls, local americans, and others whose tales, and their impression, are not often incorporated in books for children. a tender People's historical past of the U.S. is additionally a better half quantity to the folk communicate, the movie tailored from A People's historical past of the U.S. and Voices of a People's heritage of the United States.
Beginning with a glance at Christopher Columbus's arrival in the course of the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then major the reader in the course of the struggles for staff' rights, women's rights, and civil rights through the 19th and 20th centuries, and finishing with the present protests opposed to endured American imperialism, Zinn within the volumes of a tender People's historical past of the U.S. provides an intensive new approach of figuring out America's historical past. In so doing, he reminds readers that America's actual greatness is formed through 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
Spanish conquerors Hernan Cortés and Francisco Pizarro destroyed the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of South America. When English settlers reached Virginia and Massachusetts, they did the same thing to the Indians they met. Jamestown, Virginia, was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was built inside a territory governed by an Indian chief named Powhatan. He watched the English settle on his land but did not attack. In 1607, Powhatan spoke to John Smith, one of the leaders at Jamestown.
Captain Mason’s attack on the Pequots’ fortified village, 1637. CHAPTER ONE COLUMBUS AND THE INDIANS ARAWAK MEN AND WOMEN CAME OUT OF their villages onto the beaches. Full of wonder, they swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Christopher Columbus and his soldiers came ashore, carrying swords, the Arawaks ran to greet them. Columbus later wrote about the Indians in his ship’s log: They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells.
Jamestown, Virginia, was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was built inside a territory governed by an Indian chief named Powhatan. He watched the English settle on his land but did not attack. In 1607, Powhatan spoke to John Smith, one of the leaders at Jamestown. The statement that has come down to us may not truly be Powhatan’s words, but it sounds a lot like what other Indians said and wrote at later times. We can read Powhatan’s statement as the spirit of what he thought as he watched the white men enter his territory: I know the difference between peace and war better than any man in my country.
A Young People's History of the United States. Columbus to the War on Terror by Howard Zinn