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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Call Number: Essential Read -
Publication Date: Boston: Beacon Press, 2015
The centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S.against indigineous people has usually been omitted from history texts. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes U.S.history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen
Call Number: Essential Read
Publication Date: New York: Touchstone, 2007; The New Press, 2018 . [first published in 1996, revised in 2007; new preface added in 2018)
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Call Number: Essential Read
Publication Date: New York: HarperPerennial, 2005
The classic work of progressive history, A People's History of the United States tells America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. An essential companion and critique of the standard traditional approach to our history.
City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism by Abram C. Van Engen
Publication Date: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2020
A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
Publication Date: Boston: Beacon Press, 2020
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today. A Black Women's History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women's lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women's history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.