First edition of Zinn's paradigm-shifting social history of the United States, which explicitly challenged the ideological aims of traditional American historiography by reframing the narrative around those social groups who so frequently suffered for the sake of "progress."
NY: Harper & Row, 1980. First edition (stated, with full number line on copyright page). Octavo, 9-1/2 x 6-3/8 in. Blue cloth with publisher's blind-stamp on front board; gilt spine titles; dust jacket. 614pp., with index. Two mild spots of soiling to textblock top; some stray splash-marks to fore-edge. Minor bumping to mid-section of lower fore-corner of textblock. Unclipped "$20.00" jacket with exterior tape reinforcements to head of spine and top and bottom of rear flap hinge. Two closed tears to front panel, some stray smudges here and there. A near fine copy in a very good jacket.