Everything you need to understand or teach A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.
"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn is a work of non-fiction. The book is often recognized as one of the most accurate and valuable historical references in American history. The book begins with the world before Columbus came to the Americas and moves forward in chronological order until the year 2000. All major historical events are referenced in between those two times.
The book begins with Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Bahamas:
"Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island's beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts" (Chap. 1, p. 1).
Columbus details his meeting with the Arawak in his ship's log, describing them as a people that would...