When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New york Times’s Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.” Learn More
Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. Learn More
Where did "modern" civilization begin? What lies beneath the waves? Do myths describe interstellar impact? How'd they lift that stone? Was the Ark of the Covenant a mechanical device? Were there survivors of an Atlantean catastrophe? Who really discovered the "New" World? Learn More
The second part of The Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up where the first part left off, right after the American Revolution.
Gonick illuminates with the Enlightenment, then goes deep into the French Revolution, followed by Napoleon's conquests. Learn More
Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World.
This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution. Learn More