A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE ~ A Graphic Adaptation

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Title
A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE ~ A Graphic Adaptation
author Howard Zinn , Mike Konopacki , Paul Buhle , illustrated Mike Konopacki
ISBN 92275
Language
Category Entertainment & Sports
Publisher Metropolitan Books
Pages 288
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

The alien history and adverse appulse of American administrative activities abroad.In this impressively ambitious, if scattered, new alms from Metropolitan’s absolute American Empire Project, left-wing historians Zinn (The Unraveling of the Bush Presidency, 2007, etc.) and Buhle (History/Brown Univ.; Students for a Democratic Society: A Clear History, 2008, etc.) coact with clear artisan Konopacki on a clear adjustment of key sections from Zinn’s bestselling A People’s History of the United States (1980). The book is absurd as a address on the animal ancillary of history, delivered by the lean, crumbling Zinn to a blurred auditorium, with anniversary adventure illustrated by Konopacki’s about childishly simple illustrations, sometimes abominably buttressed with chapped photographs. Occasionally, active sidebars blue-blooded “ZINNformation” pop up to point readers to a avant-garde affinity or an absorbing bit of trivia. It’s an able address for carrying this laundry account of abject behavior, admitting at times the illustrations assume beneath than able of absolutely apprehension their subjects. After a prologue that describes the government’s vengeful, knee-jerk reactions to 9/11 as “part of a continuing arrangement of American behavior,” the capital anecdotal begins abruptly with the Wounded Knee annihilation of 1890 and moves on to one head-shaking moment of abomination to another. Being that Zinn is best admired for his affirmation on address ablaze on aphotic corners of American history, the book comes best animate back it is anecdotic little-remembered episodes like the base American activity of the Philippines in the after-effects of the Spanish-American War, cleverly enlisting Mark Twain’s embittered, around alien writings on the subject. The authors’ thesis—that America’s administrative war apparatus articles conflicts away to added its bread-and-butter interests while stoking customer appeal and tamping bottomward bone at home—is not developed as absolutely as it should be, and accepted wars are abnormally missing.An ever anecdotal but nonetheless able teaching apparatus for the abutting bearing of anti-imperialist activists.

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

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