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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

This is a book many of us may have read in school, yet is important to revisit. It is centered around the history and the uprising of the United States from the perspective of the oppressed, as opposed to the lense of nationalism. We initially selected this read thinking it was relevant given the challenges in America’s current social and political climate. After reading, it was clear that the America we live in now is not entirely different than the America of the past. Zinn gives us a new lens in which to unpack many of the major events in our history that define our nation. His work exposes the division of class and race this country was built on, and how those constructs still persist today. They say history repeats itself, A People’s History shows us that our history has yet to change.

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