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Author Stavans, Ilan, author
Title A most imperfect union : a contrarian history of the United States / by Ilan Stavans ; illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
Imprint New York : Basic Books, [2014]
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 人文社會聯圖  HN57 .S69 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020440855
Descript xv, 269 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Non-fiction graphic novel treatment of American history
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-256) and index
"Enough with the dead white men! Forget what you learned in school! Ever since Columbus --who was probably a converted Jew -- "discovered" the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country's most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant alternative history of America, giving full voice to the country's unsung but exceptional people. From African royals to accused witches, from Puerto Rican radicals to Arab immigrants, Stavans and Alcaraz use sardonic humor and irreverent illustrations to introduce some of the most fascinating characters in American history-- and to recount travesties and triumphs that mainstream accounts all too often ignore. What emerges is a colorful group portrait of these United States, one that champions America's progress while also acknowledging its missteps. Sweeping and cinematic, stretching from the nation's prehistory to the post-9/11 era, A Most Imperfect Union is a joyous, outrageous celebration of the complex, sometimes unruly individuals and forces that have shaped our ever-changing land." -- Publisher's description
Subject Social movements -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc
United States -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc
United States -- Social conditions -- Comic books, strips, etc
United States -- Civilization -- Comic books, strips, etc
United States -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Alt Author Alcaraz, Lalo, illustrator
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