Advanced Placement United States History Syllabus
... Week 2 (and Week 1 cont.)
Students will interpret and analyze primary sources listed in “Required Readings,” analyze visual representations of
the Pre-Colonial and Colonial Eras, analyze historians’ interpretation of the importance of the Massacre at Mystic
through documentary film, compare Smith’s ...
Howard Zinn Chapter questions for review Chapter 1
... 5. Beneath the noise of enthusiastic patriotism, there were many people who thought war was wrong,
even in the circumstances of Fascist aggression.
Chapter 16 II (419- 431) A PEOPLE’S WAR
1. The justification for these atrocities was that this would end the war quickly, making unnecessary
an invasio ...
Chapter 12: The Empire and the people
... had begun to spread its influence
around the continent by using the
Monroe Doctrine as a justification.
One such example was the MexicanAmerican War.
The idea of United States expansion
was an ideology among those in the
upper class such as military men,
politicians, and businessmen.
The men who bel ...
A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present an alternate interpretation of the history of the United States. According to the author, American history is to a large extent the history of the exploitation of the majority by an elite minority.A People's History has been assigned as reading in many high schools and colleges across the United States. It has also resulted in a change in the focus of historical work, which now includes stories that previously were ignored. The book was a runner-up in 1980 for the National Book Award. It has been frequently revised, with the most recent edition covering events through 2005. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique for the French version of this book, Une histoire populaire des États-Unis. More than two million copies have been sold.In a 1998 interview, Zinn said he had set ""quiet revolution"" as his goal for writing A People's History. ""Not a revolution in the classical sense of a seizure of power, but rather from people beginning to take power from within the institutions. In the workplace, the workers would take power to control the conditions of their lives."" In 2004, Zinn edited a primary source companion volume with Anthony Arnove, entitled, Voices of a People's History of the United States.