A People's History of American Empire

A Graphic Adaptation

By Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle
(Metropolitan Books, Paperback, 9780805087444, 273pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form


Since its landmark publication in 1980, "A People's History of the United States" has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, "A People's History" triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.


Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of "A People's History" the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians.


Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, "A People's History of American Empire" presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.




About the Author
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. His many books include A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies.



Paul Buhle teaches American Civilization at Brown University. His many previous books include "Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland", and "The Tragedy of American Labor".
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