Book of the Month: A People’s History of the United States
YEREVAN, Armenia – This month’s book is recommended by Sos Bagramyan, senior lecturer at the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS).
Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States takes a look at all the significant (and forgotten) events in American history from the vantage point of the oppressed, poor, and marginalized people of American history. It looks at how events that unfolded in American history have impacted the working class. Almost all the time, history is read through the vantage point of the State and national interests, paying little attention to how such decisions truly affect the population of a country.
This book is important not only because it gives an accurate and comprehensive account of U.S. history, but it also gives an idea of how to more carefully read and consider the history of any country.
A People’s History of the United States is available at the AGBU Papazian Library and online here.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.