Ever sat through a long history lecture on kings or presidents and thought, “There must be more to the story?” Or even “What was everyone ELSE doing when Washington and his friends were crossing the Delaware?”
A Peoples’ History of the American Empire tells the real tale–the grassroots history–in graphic form (graphic=sequential art or comic book style). This is history with grit, drama and pictures. The book begins with the modern pain of 9/11, then jumps backwards to the Massacre at Wounded Knee, surveys World War I, Vietnam and looks at the US in Central America. Zinn shows these events through the eyes of the people who lived them, not abstractly through the machinations of political leaders.
This book is adapted from Zinn’s landmark volume A People’s History of the United States, itself a bestseller. The illustrations mix comic-book style with adapted photographs, combine world events with Zinn’s own personal history. All of this makes A People’s History of the American Empire an exciting and enlightening read.
Check the availability of A People’s History of the American Empire in the JTCC Libraries.