Summary: A People's History Of The United States

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A People’s History of the United States and A Patriot’s History of the United States explain the history of colonial and revolutionary-era America extremely different. In A People’s History of the United States, it explains history from almost everybody’s point of view. It describes what African-American slaves, white servants, women, children, Native Americans, and white men went through. In A Patriot’s History of the United States, it essentially does the exact opposite. It only explains history through white property owning men’s point of view; it completely ignores everybody else involved.
The very first page of A Patriot’s History of the United States says “Is America’s past a tale of racism, sexism, and bigotry? Is it the story of the
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They act like everybody should feel sorry for the colonists for stealing innocent people’s land and killing them. Throughout A Patriot’s History of the United States there are many incidents like on page 20 where it states, “killing more than three hundred settlers, the English retaliated by destroying Indian cornfields.” Was killing at least thousands of Native Americans before not enough? The authors are trying to make it seem like the colonists did nothing wrong, and they act like the Native Americans are just the “hostile Natives” for no reason throughout the entire book. I prefer A People’s History of the United States to A Patriot’s History of the United States. It explains history much clearer and is much more accurate. A Patriot’s History of the United States only tells an exaggerated version of a property owning white man’s history and I would rather learn about everybody’s

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